Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Brown Sky

On Thursday, Clint and Anne invited us over for some yummy food, good conversation, and a dip in the pool. They served up gravlocks (a delicious salmon appetizer served with onion, capers,(sour cream?) and horseradish on a crostini), Caprese salad, and something else.....I forgot. Dale contributed 2 Calzones from One Guy's (the best calzones I have ever had are from One Guy From Italy in Lubbock) that we cut into fourths. Later, Clint busted out the weisswurst and asparagus . Weisswurst is Bavarian sausage made from very finely minced veal and fresh pork bacon. They can't get it in Lubbock so they have a friend bring it in from Dallas whenever it is convenient. I had never had weisswurst before and let me tell you, that stuff was gooooooood!
This is what it looks like:
I know it does not look very yummy but It sooooo is.

As the day was ending, a storm was brewing. Anyone who has spent time in Lubbock during storm season knows about the brown sky storms. They usually precede a thunderstorm. All of Lubbock does not get hit by the thunderstorm but most of Lubbock will get the preceding dust storm. We were all enjoying the weather,as the temperature had dropped about ten degrees, and then the winds started to change. It felt like they changed direction completely. Somehow, it felt like the wind was blowing upwards instead of sideways. There was electricity in the air and you could smell the earth. Mmmmmmmm......soil smell. Then, the sky started to change color from blue to brown.

Clint brings the storm in-
This was at the beginning of the storm.

This was taken a few minutes later:

A little later:

We went inside after that last one was taken.
Though I don't miss the dusty sky and the inevitable layer of dirt that covers you from head to toe (including your teeth even though you keep your mouth shut), it was cool to see it again.


Blogger "Miss Bee" said...

Wow. Nothing like gritty teeth. And Mmmmmmmmmmmmm for One Guy calzones.

1:41 PM  
Blogger "Miss Bee" said...

And I wonder if we can get Weisswurst here? I bet we can. I want to try it.

1:44 PM  
Blogger M--- said...

Don't forget dust in your nose! I hated blowing my nose and seeing all that dust in there. Grody. (Yeah. I'm bringing "grody" back to daytime.)

9:44 AM  

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