Monday, January 11, 2010

Tumbleweeds do exists

I never was much of a western movie watcher. However, western movies is where my knowledge on tumbleweeds stemmed from prior to moving out West. My mind visions the plant blowing in some sort of early west town. (John Wayne movie style with hallow wind blowing.) I figure tumbleweeds were something Hollywood placed in those western movies for dramatic effect during duals. Tumbleweeds don't actually exists or do they?

I was wrong. They do exists and they roll through Southwest Kansas/Oklahoma Panhandle. Tumbleweeds even get stuck underneath your car. While driving I do see them tumble across the road. I thought it was the weirdest thing.

In November someone in my office said the tumbleweeds were beginning to come out. (Apparently, there is a season for tumbleweeds. I guess like how there is a season for tulips?) On the way to Alva, Oklahoma for the Cowboy's family Thanksgiving. I told the Cowboy how I had never seen a tumbleweed and wanted to see one.

The Cowboy laughed and laughed. How could someone never have seen a tumbleweed and be so interested? Then I said maybe it could be a story? The facts behind tumbleweeds? Again, laughter filled the car.

I am sure I am not the only one. People from the East Coast, West Coast and South have never seen tumbleweeds. Am I right?

{Stay Tuned}

New Year. New Life. New Boomerang Post.


Courtney H. said...

I am with you! I thought they were mythical, like unicorns.

Practically Perfect... said...

Oh my word - I would be SO excited to see a tumbleweed! I've never seen one in real life!

Practically Perfect... said...

Although now that I think of it, my husband had never seen a combine before, like, ever. Not even in a movie. The first time he saw one he was like, "What is THAT?!" It was too funny! So I guess I can see where the Cowboy is coming from :-)

Simply Southern said...

totally wanted to see one when i was in arizona.. and took photos.. you are not alone

the cowboy said...

thats funny give me an address and ill send you one for christmas next year