Looks like a party to me!
At first glance this photo looks like a fabulous celebration but looks can be deceiving. My grand-niece Savannah Starr was visiting the ranch recently and struck out on a photo adventure. Lucky for her, she had her camera in hand when a dust devil arrived. This beautiful photo is a close-up look of what it was like to be caught right in the middle!
This summer has brought lots of dust devils that whirl through Lockwood Valley some reaching hundreds of feet tall. These whirlwinds are usually spied across the valley but about once a week they have been winding their way right in front of my house and across the garden area. Luckily, they don’t really do any damage – only tumbling a few of my potted aloe vera plants – but they’re definitely, well…. really dusty… and filled with intriguing leaf matter as they skip along.
I’m so happy that Savannah was able to capture this one in action!