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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tumblin' Tumbleweeds...

tum·ble·weed                                     
ˈtəmbəlˌwēd/
noun
  1. 1.
    a plant of dry regions that breaks off near the ground in late summer and is tumbled about by the wind, thereby dispersing its seeds.




Tumbleweeds have inundated many areas of the Plains this Autumn.




What to do with all those Tumbleweeds?

Add foliage to a winter bare tree
Build a shed
Make a 'Snow' Man
Make two 'Snow' people
Make a Christmas Tree
Add lights for a smaller version of a holiday tree
Add outdoor lights for a 'festive' touch
Or just hang one in the middle of the dining room for that 'country' feel

2 comments:

the dogs' mother said...

We are also an area that has tumbleweed occupations. Our towns are on the banks of the Columbia River and they will set sail down the river, off to invade the Pacific Ocean if they can make it.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I haven't seen tumblin' tumbleweeds since I was a kid on the prairies. We called them Russian thistles and would hold them by the stem (no prickles) and fight each other with them.

What clever ideas for dealing with the infestation!