Since moving to AZ. 6 years ago, I have seen some incredible storms. I have seen snow covered mountains in Phx., in April, I have seen rivers form within moments in the middle of the desert and I have seen monsoons and lightning like never before in my life. I have also seen dust storms or as I learned tonight, HABOOBS, before as well. But never before have I ever seen anything like tonight's storm! If you look at my earlier posts from tonight, you can see the video of the storm rolling in and striking like Chuck Norris' balled up fist! I had to capture some photos and I hope you enjoy them. Also, check out the national news, this time AZ, made the news for something other than immigration laws or shootings! The shots and videos that were taken from helicopters are nothing short of spectacular!
Now the truly amazing part is, I LOVE LIVING HERE! I have never lived any place like the desert and I don't think that I would give it up. I've seen things here that I have never seen before and each and every day brings something new. This is now my home, so mother nature, the universe, bring it on bitches and throw at me what you will, you can not, you will not break us! I'm not sure that my pool filter is taking the same position that I am, but hey, it's on its own! I'll leave you with a few shots from around the valley. First though, let me show you a shot of what happens when you just point the camera up in to the black sky, what you see here looks like a blizzard, it however is not snow, IT'S FUCKING DIRT!
It was brutal to stand outside. You could not take a breath because you feel the weight of the silt like dust fill your lungs and you could barely open your eyes because the wind driven dirt felt as if you were being sand blasted! I want you to keep in mind when looking at this above photo that we did not go outside to begin taking photos until the storm and its intensity had dropped by 95% at the very least. I feel for those stuck outside in it with no where to go, GTP for example.... Here are some shots in closing....
Until we see each other again,
Keep the wind in your face,
Tits in your back
and The Man off your ass!