Very nice – almost enough to make me forget what a menace these things are!
Thanks Melinda! They didn’t seem threating at all… pretty friendly really! 🙂
ooh! I love these, Mark. They look like creatures.
Melinda says they are a menace, how are they are a menace? Do they catch fire? Blow into traffic?
Excuse my ignorance but I’m on the other side of the world.
Thank you Ashley! Glad you liked the set!!!
I can’t really speak for Melinda, but there was an old Outer Limits episode that terrified a lot of us as kids — certainly me! Left a lasting impression.
These guys all looked happy gathered together along the lonely dirt road where we found them. It was a nice place to be with the sun setting.
Somebody sent me this link on the history of the tumbleweed in the USA:
Interesting read! 🙂
Beautiful images, Mark! As for tumbleweeds being a menace…I drove across Wyoming in November returning from a business trip after sunset. The wind was howling and tumbleweeds the size of small cars were blowing across the Interstate. It was impossible and dangerous to dodge them. Some hit the car with such force I feared the windows would break. Fortunately no breaks, only scratches and dents. The tumbleweed storm went on for miles and miles. On that particular night, to me they were a menace.
Thanks Fred! I guess the tumbleweeds I see here never seem so overwhelming or menacing. Maybe the lack of moisture in the AZ desert keeps them in check, so they are never so numerous to make me feel unsafe. I also wasn’t aware that they were an invasive species. I thought they had always been here. Interesting.
Thanks again for your post, Mark. And thanks for sharing the National Geographic link. Very interesting! I also didn’t realize tumbleweeds are an invasive species. Take care.
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