In the early morning hours, the thunder storms marched thru and dumped some much needed rain on my part of Oklahoma. We could have NOT used the high winds but we faired the storms okay.
Thru out the entire day Saturday, the winds howled upwards to 50+ mph. To be outside was not much fun.
About 4 pm I went outside to get my evening chores done and to make the Old Guy comfy for the night. Scooter hates wind as much as I do and stayed inside his run-in shelter most of the afternoon.
Finally, I just put him inside his big stall for the night, giving him all the things he needs like fresh hay, a flake of alfalfa, his equine senior pellets, some sliced apples, and a bucket of fresh water. He was more than content, he was in horse heaven. I last checked him at 7pm, the Old Guy is a happy horse.
As I was crossing the yard to return indoors just before 5 pm, I looked up into the sky because it had gone eerily dark. It suddenly took an alarming cast that appeared similar to a rapidly moving grass fire.
It was not fire, I could not smell smoke. It was not clouds either…….it was dust.
One minute the sky was partly sunny and the next it was like dusk.
I raced inside and grabbed my camera. I quickly snapped these 2 pictures. I couldnt linger and take more because Wee One had woke up from his short nap.
I tuned into the 5pm Tulsa news and watched my favorite weatherman. He talked about the dust and informed it came all the way from NorthCentral Texas….I thought that was interesting.