Sunday, November 27, 2005
Blowin' In The Wind
As Christopher Robin would say, 'It's a blustery day Pooh'. The West Texas Wind is blowing out of the west today with gusts over 50 mph. Although the brown air makes it hard to breath and a pain in the ass for doing anything outside, I was expecting the November winds to show up and am thankful for them. How can I be thankful for them you might ask? The answer is simple. The West Texas wind is natures own leaf blower.
I have two fruitless mulberry trees in my front yard that are over 30 feet tall and these trees put out a tremendous amount of leaves. This year I haven't gotten around to raking them up yet(pure laziness). I was waiting until all the leaves fell because otherwise as in years past, it is a day a week pain in the ass job. But this wind is successfully blowing all these leaves to parts unknown. It looks like the few that will be left will be easy to clean up.
People that have moved here from other parts of the country consider these winds to be hell on earth but being born and raised here I consider it only a mild annoyance. My sister-in-law is from up north but has lived in West Texas for many years. My wifes family loves to tell the story of how she does not beleive in wearing panties with panty hose as it is her belief that they are built in. She works in a law office and wears dresses to work everyday so when the wind whistles through downtown Midland on a skirt alert day, she gives the folks on the street a little show. When the wind blows the bush shows.