Sandbox forum: Attack of the Storm Cat

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Name: Zoë
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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nmoasis
Aug 1, 2020 10:51 AM CST
A wild, rip-snorting "weather event" hit for 25 minutes at 6:25 p.m. yesterday. After a sunny warm day, storm clouds appeared on the northeastern horizon shortly before 6:00—just as I was leaving the car wash, having accumulated five months' worth of potting soil, compost and dried plant matter in my car—and I had just gotten home when WHAM the world went berserk. Pounding rain, 70-mph wind gusts (per the weather alert), trees blowing horizontally, wicked witches flying by, crashing flower pots, 10-foot sunflowers falling, and potted tomatoes toppling. Then it stopped.

Surveying my thrashed yard, I decided that clean-up could wait for today, so I took pictures instead.

To the north, post-storm innocence :
Thumb of 2020-08-01/nmoasis/78511f

To the west...wait! Who's that leaving the scene of destruction? The Storm Cat strikes again. Smiling
Thumb of 2020-08-01/nmoasis/37cfd6 Click on this photo and see her!

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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Aug 1, 2020 5:57 PM CST
Zoe, we are just getting that now! It's coming from the North where the Gila Wilderness area is. Wild thunder and super high winds.
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Name: Zoë
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover
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nmoasis
Aug 1, 2020 7:13 PM CST
plantmanager said:Zoe, we are just getting that now! It's coming from the North where the Gila Wilderness area is. Wild thunder and super high winds.


Karen, don't know if you clicked on the second photo and looked at the clouds. Maybe I'm the only one who sees it...
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
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plantmanager
Aug 1, 2020 7:52 PM CST
I hadn't clicked on it before. I just did. Is it a fluffy kitty in the clouds?
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 1, 2020 7:54 PM CST
I kind of thought it looks like a dragon diving down.
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover
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nmoasis
Aug 1, 2020 8:01 PM CST
Funny. The cat is ALL I can see. Running away, tail in the air, butt and back legs facing the viewer.

Karen, If you get the storm like we did, batten down the flower pots! Smiling
For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
Sempervivums Bromeliad Adeniums Morning Glories Avid Green Pages Reviewer Brugmansias
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plantmanager
Aug 1, 2020 8:02 PM CST
It didn't do any damage here. We did get hail but it never got over nickel sized. I had a few flowers knocked off of plumeria and Adeniums, but that is all.
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Aug 1, 2020 8:53 PM CST
I see a open mouth with lots of teeth, a glowing eye and 2 horns. I guess from all the horror books I read.
Name: Zoë
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover
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nmoasis
Aug 1, 2020 9:05 PM CST
NJBob said:I see a open mouth with lots of teeth, a glowing eye and 2 horns. I guess from all the horror books I read.


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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