Well that is what they call it in Arizona. The name drives my husband nuts cause he says that they are not really monsoon’s, I guess he may be thinking typhoon, I don’t know. But this time of year in Arizona, it gets really windy and then it rains, or more often it just gets really windy and blows dust everywhere, and only rains in town where they don’t need it. I mean heck, does asphalt need rain? Nope, but our desert yard sure does.
It is wild to watch the wall of dust come rolling in. When I used to work in town before I became a full-time Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, you would see it coming, and you would try to beat it home. It will totally just take over the sky and you can’t see in front of you. Here is a picture I took last year, wild eh?
You can’t see anything, and they always warn you if you pull over to the side of the road to wait out the storm to turn off your lights cause if you don’t people think that the road is over there and will drive right into you.
There have been some bad accidents in Arizona during the monsoons.
Here are a few more of the cards for my Fresh Cut Class.
This one was inspired by Petal Pusher over at Splitcoaststampers (SCS). I love the Silver Hodgepodge Hardware, I am a silver girl, unlike my BFF Tracy, she is a gold girl.
We even bought the same watch on cruise one year, hers was gold, and mine was silver.
This one was copied from sleepyinseattle over at SCS. Those stampers are sure something over there.
I gotta order me some more ice circle rhinestones, as I got more people coming to class now.
It’s amazing once people see what they are doing, eh? It gets them signing up quicker.
I am such a procrastinator, I am my own worst enemy for not getting class things done ahead of time…oh I can get things scheduled on my calendar, that’s not a problem…heck I know what I am doing for a year, but WHAT I am doing at class? Now that is a whole other story…ha!
So Eric had a couple doctor’s appointments today and on the way home we went to a couple Walmarts so I could pick up the candle votives I need for class…that’s just a little tease as to what I will post tomorrow…hee!hee!
Over 46,000 hits, I need to be figuring out my blog candy eh? Hmmm… should I make something? Should it be a stamp set? Should it be fun this and that? Hmmmm!!!! I have a ways to go till 50K!!!
Well another week is almost over, and I want to thank you for stopping in!
Kay Kalthoff says
Di, I just discovered your blog and I LOVE it!! That whole dust/rain storm thing looks totally scary! Kind of funny how you can see it for miles and miles away and people try to beat it home! lol! (You can bet I'd be one of those scrambling, too!)
Your cards are lovely! TFS!
Lorien Clark says
Wow! I used to live in Phoenix and Mesa when I was younger and don't remember that happening at all. I just remember running around in my bathing suit all the time and when it would rain I would just stay out there in my bathing suit. I was 8.
Tammy Hershberger says
I remember visiting my cousin in Chandler at about this same time 22 years ago, and witnessing this, too! Your pictures are really incredible!