Dustset

rcnaylorJune 5, 2008

They say there is a silver lining to every cloud. Well, when you have sixty mile an hour winds for a couple of days, the silver lining to all that dust in the air is a golden sunset.

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ronf_gw

Oh, that's great.
You must live in the SW someplace?

Ron

    Bookmark   June 5, 2008 at 7:18PM
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rcnaylor

Thanks Ron. And, I live out on the good ol high plains of Texas (Texas Panhandle) in Amarillo.

Our summer weather is usually delightful compared to the rest of Texas, but, we're in a bit of drought at the moment.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2008 at 7:02AM
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jemdandy

Egads! Shades of the dust bowl days.

it is a lovely composed picture, though.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2008 at 12:14AM
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Dora Vann Snider

I took one look at your beautiful pic and read your post and thought you MUST live in the Texas Panhandle. So do I.

The wind has been horrible for so long. Guess Boone Pickens is getting rich again on the wind machines!

The Panhandle has such unique beauty, doesn't it?

DL

    Bookmark   June 8, 2008 at 11:29PM
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rcnaylor

Thanks DL. And, you're right, you just kind of have to look for the beauty sometimes.

Ol' Boone doesn't place too many bad bets, does he? It looks like there is going to be a gold rush on wind energy from the Panhandle the way things look.

And, the almost inch of rain that just rolled into town is nice. Wash off some of that dust!

    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 12:13AM
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Dora Vann Snider

So glad you all got the inch of rain last night. We live in Fritch and heard it thunder once, then it went completely around us. Lake Meredith is drying up so fast and it breaks my heart. We are just in the wrong location for any of the good moisture.

DL

    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 3:23PM
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rcnaylor

Oh man, I know what you mean about the lake, DL. I did a post about some pics I took of it over on the Texas Gardening forum.

Of course, its dropped over 2 feet since I took those pictures in April.

It will rain again one of these days in the Lake Meredith watershed. But, between the new lakes in New Mexico and the salt cedar, you have to wonder how much Meredith will be able to come back.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lake Meredith thread

    Bookmark   June 9, 2008 at 4:59PM
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joanmn

That photo is stunning! Great colors, great silhouettes!
JoanMN

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 9:49AM
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Dora Vann Snider

rcnaylor,

Looked at your link on Lake Meredith and it really made me want to cry! We haven't been down there yet, but need to go and take some pictures. My kids will not believe it! We live closer to Fritch Fortress.

My husband has a cousin in Borger by the last name of Naylor. Are you kin? Her husband's name was Glen. Not trying to be personal, but that is kind of an unusual name.

DL

    Bookmark   June 10, 2008 at 11:26PM
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rcnaylor

I don't think the Borger clan claims us, DL. ;) Naylors in Amarillo and Hedley area will.

June, July and August are the months where Meredith needs to get its re-charge annually. I'm still hopeful, but we look to be stuck in more a continuation of that dry spell so far.

Here are a couple more pics I took yesterday.

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 7:38AM
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Dora Vann Snider

How beautiful! Love our part of the country!

I used to take lots of sunrises and sunsets plus all the flowers I could find...then...we got a great-grandson and he has been my passion for the past year. Need to get back to reality, huh?

DL

    Bookmark   June 11, 2008 at 6:41PM
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sailor86

how beautiful and foreboding. This is why I love Texas.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 10:05AM
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Konrad___far_north

Lovely shots!

    Bookmark   June 14, 2008 at 2:20PM
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juanital

Love the color and composition in all three...Nice!

juanita

    Bookmark   June 27, 2008 at 11:27PM
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angelcub

Oh my, those are phenomenal shots! I'm so sorry to read of your lake drying up. We can relate to drought out here in So.Cal. I'm in an area with more winter rain, even snow, but once spring comes everything dries up fairly rapidly. And the fires - ugh!

I think you ought to submit that first pic to NG. It truly speaks a thousand words. : )

Diana

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 5:27PM
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