Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fence in a Sandstorm

Well, not a bad sandstorm, really - but bad enough to chase us back into the car as quickly as possible.


In this picture you can see the sandstorm in the not too far distance, blowing the sand over to the rest area next to the freeway. We were on our way to Arizona, but this is still in the desert in California along Interstate 40 between Barstow and Needles. The desert here looks like this:


Not really much to see... and the sand can pretty much do what it wants. Like blowing over the ground and into people's faces and eyes - not fun. The wind was hard, and we tried to get back into our car as quickly as possible. But not before I had taken some pictures of the fence around the rest area.


I wish you could see how everything was bent in the strong wind!


I'm linking up to Theresa's Good Fences!


21 comments:

Bethany Carson said...

It's been a while since of seen the desert! Nice shots!

TexWisGirl said...

i can almost feel the grit in my face from these shots. :)

eileeninmd said...

Pretty desert scenery, I love the view of the mountains.. Great shots.. Have a happy day!

NatureFootstep said...

sandstorms is not fun. I´ve been in a few. But from a distance they ae quite gorgeous. Like mist. The fence probably don´t stop it much. :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I have been through this are many times and you really caught the feeling of the land. Yes! It can get very, very windy there.

Karen S. said...

Wow, this was very enjoyable for me. It brings back memories of visiting my grandfather every summer in Arizona!

Ruth Kelly said...

Yes definitely desert.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Hallo Carola,

das sieht nur so aus, als ob da nicht viel zu sehen ist. Für mich ist das eine Landschaft, die ich so noch nie gesehen habe, für mich sehr interessant :)
Tolle Fotos!
Und ich bin froh, dass ich den Sandsturm nur auf den Bildern ansehen musste ;)

Liebe Grüße
【ツ】Knipsa

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess sandstorms can cause as much havoc as a snowstorm, right? I'm sure I wouldn't want sand in my eyes!

Linda Kay said...

I can't even imagine what it must be like to be in a sandstorm, all stuck in your eyes, etc.

LV said...

I have only been in one sand storm and hope I never do again. The desert can be a nice place or a terrible one.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely scenery and fences

Andrea Priebe said...

The sandstorm seems far off, thankfully. Beautiful dessert pictures, Carola ... would like to see more, especially in the spring when everythng is blooming. The dessert can be a beautiful place.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Ruth Kelly said...

It looks familiar.

Ida said...

Blowing sand is not fun. We have a desert like area near us (about an hours drive) and I've been caught in dust storms there, not fun. - These shots are great. I really liked the last one. Such a barren looking countryside.

Elephant's Child said...

Soooo similar to a lot of our country. And for some reason I hadn't thought of it as desert. It is, but I hadn't thought of it that way.
Harsh country. Uncompromising. And often beautiful.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Amazing landscape. Quite different from the Northeast where I am!

Magic Love Crow said...

Gorgeous photos! Wow! I have never been in a sandstorm!

Felicia said...

wonderful shots of the fence and the desert which has its own beauty.

sand in the face, eyes and camera are not good as you said. be careful.

Debbie said...

oohhhh what gorgeous shots!!!!!

Lisa Comperry said...

Beautiful images..Sandstorms are ouchy....