From Blue Sky to Dust…

monsoon season

After living in the Desert Southwest for 26 years not, I should be used to this by now…

Blue Sky

A beautiful afternoon sky that is soon to be overtaken by…

dust storms


The monsoon season (rainy season) is officially upon us.  While I like the rain, I don’t particularly like the occasional dust storms that appear ‘out of the blue’ to speak literally.

dust storms

I guess that I should be grateful that it isn’t an enormous one like we received last year…

dust storms

That one was a ‘monster’ haboob (another word for dust storm).

But I must admit, that it was an exciting experience…

I wrote about it last year, if you would like to see more photos of this enormous dust storm.

“Guess What Blew in the Other Day”

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
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