Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tumbleweed

Look what the wind brought inTumbleweed
Turbo's inspection
The wind brought us this beautiful tumbleweed this week
and of course Turbo had to inspect it :)
Weathered branch
I found this other branch a few months ago and it still sits on top of our cabinet.
Did you know some people even collect them and you can buy them online!?

32 Lovely Comments:

OpenID echolage said...

The most bizarre thing about tumbleweed is that it comes primarily from the Russian Olive, which is invasive in North America. So one of the iconic symbols of the West (of the United States) isn't even from there.

Staecy

5/25/2011 9:33 AM  
Blogger Claud said...

Ha! I haven't seen one since I lived in Texas a few years ago. I'm glad you posted the one with Turbo in it- people can actually see how big they can be!

5/25/2011 9:45 AM  
Blogger eli said...

Es verdad que son grandes! en donde vivo aparecen de vez en cuando en los días de viento, y acá les llamamos "cardo ruso". Vas a decorar algo con él?
Te dejo cariños!

5/25/2011 10:03 AM  
Blogger tinajo said...

Oh - that is too gorgeous! :-)

5/25/2011 11:26 AM  
Blogger jodi said...

i love the color of the tumbleweed against your blue/gray walls. so dramatic!

also? whoa! that thing is huge!! i love how turbo is trying to eat it.

5/25/2011 11:27 AM  
Blogger jinxxxygirl said...

Some people in town used to make a snowman in their yard every Christmas with tumble weeds. They would sometimes go all the way to New Mexico to find some really big ones and spray paint them white.

5/25/2011 11:45 AM  
Anonymous Susan Roden said...

We use to live in New Mexico and had one as our xmas tree - spray painted it white and put tiny white lights on it. After xmas we used it as a nightlight - c-o-o-l!

5/25/2011 11:54 AM  
Blogger keishua said...

tumbleweed. that use to blow up in my year all the time in the southwest. It was not quite so lovely then. Nice pics.

5/25/2011 12:22 PM  
Anonymous rk said...

Tumble weeds are my son's favorite. He wanted to go to Mexico just to see them. I love them too (especially in western movies) :)

5/25/2011 12:55 PM  
Blogger Zeyna said...

Turbo is so cute and curious!

5/25/2011 1:09 PM  
Blogger ariadne said...

That reminds me of old time classical American westerns!AriadnefromGreece!

5/25/2011 1:31 PM  
Blogger Trekky said...

That tumbleweed is amazing & huge! I love Turbo checking it out.

5/25/2011 3:04 PM  
Blogger Cecilia Ramírez Lira said...

:O increible q los vendan!!! pero bueno, hay de todo en la viña del Señor.
Es muy bonito, pero lo que más me llamó la atención es tu letra, escribes muy bonito y perfecto!
Cariños

5/25/2011 3:13 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

i love your handwriting even more than than gorgeous tumbleweed

5/25/2011 4:05 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Beautiful - I never realised that they could be that big! I love all your collections in your cabinet, too.

5/25/2011 5:36 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

Goes with your decor, don't cha think?

5/25/2011 6:19 PM  
Blogger Katsui Jewelry said...

I love them (Minnesota girl here) and I simply adore your birds!
Fondly,
Suz

5/25/2011 8:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tumbleweeds are russian thistle. Russian olive is a different invasive species.

5/25/2011 9:01 PM  
Blogger Annika said...

I like how the reddish branches look against your grey wall.

Those people who sell them really have a mind for business!

5/26/2011 3:22 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

Wow! fantastic colour.

5/26/2011 6:59 AM  
Anonymous Www.southafricanaroundtheworld.blogspot.com/ said...

Love your blog and these photo's you are always an inspiration! What font did you use here, or is it a secret?

5/26/2011 7:45 AM  
Blogger Diana Sudyka said...

Wow - I had no idea that tumbleweed was so beautiful! It's such a ubiquitous icon of the west and desert, that I never really considered what a unique plant form it is. Your photo of the branch on top of your cabinet - it looks like corral!

5/26/2011 7:20 PM  
Blogger Art Epicurean said...

Wowie - ditto - I never knew that a tumbleweed was so beautiful!

6/14/2011 5:06 PM  
Blogger Tania McCartney said...

I love how you see the beauty in everything, Geninne. And this is particularly beautiful. Love it.

6/15/2011 3:44 AM  
Blogger Gina Lee Bean said...

Don't ever burn tumbleweed on the campfire...it absolutly stinks! I know, I learned the hard way :-)

Lovely, lovely pics Geninne! x

6/19/2011 2:48 PM  
Anonymous Mountain Dandy said...

I live in Wyoming where one runs across tumbleweed on a daily basis. I've always thought they were beautiful. I'm glad somebody is using them as art.

6/23/2011 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Alexia aretos said...

Amiga, hacia tiempo que no me alimentaba el alma de esa manera con todas tus creaciones, estoy emocionada de tanto arte... Creado con las cosas mas sencillas y cotidianas, es hermoso ver atraves de tus ojos,... Te extrañaba tanto.... Un beso y recuerda que siempre estas en mi corazon

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