Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Town invaded by tumbleweed

Mother Nature had quite a surprise for many residents of Clovis, New Mexico when they woke-up on Monday morning.

Tumbleweed, also known as Russian thistle, had invaded the small community.

A strong wind from the north began late on Sunday night causing a pile-up of the plants. Many residents say they have never seen anything like this before.

YouTube link.

The City hopes to have the tumbleweed cleared by the end of the week. Until then residents will be digging out and driving cautiously.

There's a news video here.


Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the old (original series) Outer Limits episode, "Cry of Silence," wherein the main characters "spend a frightening night surrounded by tumbleweeds."

See here:

This episode, starring Eddie Albert of later fame, is also referred to by at least one wag as, "Green Acres Meets the Twilight Zone."


BoS said...


I see you're a fan of classic sci-fi. Did you know the US radio serials from the 50s, "Dimension X" and "X Minus 1" are available for free download or streaming on the Internet Archive website?

Not the greatest sound quality but great writing (dramatisations of short stories from the likes of Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury etc,) and acting. Lots of fun!

Anonymous said...

@ BoS:

Thanks! I've added the links to my bookmarks and will check them out!


P.S.: As far as classic SF goes, I feel the (original series) Outer Limits episodes have survived the ravages of time much better than the Twilight Zone episodes, many of which appear really, REALLY dated. (The worst one I recall seeing is "Probe 7, Over and Out," with Richard Basehart & Annette Bower. So bad that it does not even rise to the level of "execrable.")

BoS said...

I'm with you on that, Lurker111, I have all the episodes of both original series and the Outer Limits is by far the best.

There are a lot more classic sci-fi and horror programmes on the Internet Archive, stuff like "Macabre", made by US Air Force personnel serving in the Far East:

It's not the greatest writing, acting or sound quality but is an interesting addition to any classic sci-fi/horror collection.

BoS said...

Forgot the link: