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Updated on September 19, 2014

Hey, when you live with tumbleweeds you find ways to entertain yourself

Tumbleweeds are a fact of life. The open land around us spawns them. You either learn to deal with them and pull them up in the yard when they are small or curse them. Cursing is just too much work so you find ways to deal with them that are entertaining.

Don't let green tumbleweeds fool you. They will turn brown when they are middle-aged and roll. At maturity, with the right amount of water, they can get to be about 6 feet. Oh yeah, baby tumbleweed or grown-up tumbleweed, all of them have thorns that will hurt.

Don't be confused, that is not a photo of me as a cheerleader and those are not pompons.

Tumbleweed facts

Pretty boring

Tumbleweed are abundant in prairie and steppe regions. They commonly break at their roots at maturity and, drying into a rounded tangle of light, stiff branches, roll before the wind, covering long distances and scattering seed as they go. The Russian thistle- Salsola pestifera, of the family Chenopodiaceae (goosefoot family) and not a thistle-is one of the most frequent of the tumbleweeds. Naturalized from Asia, it has become a troublesome pest on Western prairies, although in drought years it may serve as forage in the spring before the spines form. Some other common tumbleweeds, such as Amaranthus albus or A. graecizans, are members of the family Amaranthaceae (amaranth family), naturalized from tropical America and now common weed pests in Western agricultural fields. (This information is taken from "tumbleweed." The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2008. Retrieved November 26, 2010 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1E1-tumblewe.html")

OK, that's pretty dry - what you need to know is that they break at their roots when they mature. The wind can roll them a long way and that they drop seeds as they roll.

To say that they are a weed is an understatement.

They make a great snowman and nice photos for fall colors.

I think not!

Someone suggested that with all the tumbleweed to pick from, I should create my own tumbleweed snowman or Christmas tree. I debated the issue but what if I do decorate my yard with one of them? Would it then draw other tumbleweeds that wanted to visit and therefore create more of a problem?

New tumbleweed crop - Yeah, the mountains are pretty too!

New crop of tumbleweeds
New crop of tumbleweeds

Christmas Day 2010

Lots of rain and then, beautiful day for Christmas. However, I would like to draw your attention to the field beyond the row of tumbleweeds. Notice the nice gray green color? That is our new crop of tumbleweeds to fight with next summer and fall. They try to plow the field at least once a year but don't always get around to it. While it's nice to have green here, it just means that we have a fight on our hands if the plowing is not done.

Tumbleweed assault - Santa Ana winds, December 1, 2011

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Taken from our front porch, we can still see our neighbor's house. By the end of the day, the tumbleweeds had filled in the area so her house is no longer visible. They are at least 12 feet high and run the length of our porch which is 15 feet.You can see them massing, waiting for the right minute to strike. These two tumbleweed herds did roll down the street and contribute to the ones in our yard.Taken from ground level, they are quite a bit taller than I am. Thank goodness the guys will pull all of these out while I only have to offer encouragement. I'm good at that.Moved enough tumbleweeds to go out the gate to the street to take pictures on my neighbor's yard. We spent all day moving the tumbleweeds to get in and out of the house.These are in the other neighbor's yard. We figured out that they came here first and then, climbed over each other to create the mass in our yard. There is a small opening between her porch and our mulberry tree. Did you know that tumbleweeds could cThis is the other side of our neighbor's yard. This herd is just waiting to join the others on the porch and then the climb into ours.So, you are wondering what you are looking at. This is the honeysuckle that the tumbleweeds decided to decorate (after all, it is Christmas time) Everything in the backyard is overgrown and you can almost see the trailer under the mulberry that refuOni is trying to figure out how to get to the backyard. She never did and had to go around to the other side of the house. The ground is full of the leaves that the winds pulled off the mulberry in the front yard.This is not the best picture but what I want to show here is that the field is pretty empty of tumbleweeds. However, all the areas that are green are the new baby ones just waiting to attack.
Taken from our front porch, we can still see our neighbor's house. By the end of the day, the tumbleweeds had filled in the area so her house is no longer visible. They are at least 12 feet high and run the length of our porch which is 15 feet.
Taken from our front porch, we can still see our neighbor's house. By the end of the day, the tumbleweeds had filled in the area so her house is no longer visible. They are at least 12 feet high and run the length of our porch which is 15 feet.
You can see them massing, waiting for the right minute to strike. These two tumbleweed herds did roll down the street and contribute to the ones in our yard.
You can see them massing, waiting for the right minute to strike. These two tumbleweed herds did roll down the street and contribute to the ones in our yard.
Taken from ground level, they are quite a bit taller than I am. Thank goodness the guys will pull all of these out while I only have to offer encouragement. I'm good at that.
Taken from ground level, they are quite a bit taller than I am. Thank goodness the guys will pull all of these out while I only have to offer encouragement. I'm good at that.
Moved enough tumbleweeds to go out the gate to the street to take pictures on my neighbor's yard. We spent all day moving the tumbleweeds to get in and out of the house.
Moved enough tumbleweeds to go out the gate to the street to take pictures on my neighbor's yard. We spent all day moving the tumbleweeds to get in and out of the house.
These are in the other neighbor's yard. We figured out that they came here first and then, climbed over each other to create the mass in our yard. There is a small opening between her porch and our mulberry tree. Did you know that tumbleweeds could c
These are in the other neighbor's yard. We figured out that they came here first and then, climbed over each other to create the mass in our yard. There is a small opening between her porch and our mulberry tree. Did you know that tumbleweeds could c
This is the other side of our neighbor's yard. This herd is just waiting to join the others on the porch and then the climb into ours.
This is the other side of our neighbor's yard. This herd is just waiting to join the others on the porch and then the climb into ours.
So, you are wondering what you are looking at. This is the honeysuckle that the tumbleweeds decided to decorate (after all, it is Christmas time) Everything in the backyard is overgrown and you can almost see the trailer under the mulberry that refu
So, you are wondering what you are looking at. This is the honeysuckle that the tumbleweeds decided to decorate (after all, it is Christmas time) Everything in the backyard is overgrown and you can almost see the trailer under the mulberry that refu
Oni is trying to figure out how to get to the backyard. She never did and had to go around to the other side of the house. The ground is full of the leaves that the winds pulled off the mulberry in the front yard.
Oni is trying to figure out how to get to the backyard. She never did and had to go around to the other side of the house. The ground is full of the leaves that the winds pulled off the mulberry in the front yard.
This is not the best picture but what I want to show here is that the field is pretty empty of tumbleweeds. However, all the areas that are green are the new baby ones just waiting to attack.
This is not the best picture but what I want to show here is that the field is pretty empty of tumbleweeds. However, all the areas that are green are the new baby ones just waiting to attack.

Jealous and demanding that you have your own tumbleweeds?

If you have your own tumbleweeds, you can use the link above to make your own snowman. If you are feeling left-out, the links below will give you the opportunity to grow your own, buy tumbleweeds or get a snowman kit.

Tumbleweed Invasion - If the giggling is too much, turn down the sound. It really is worth watching to the end.

If you can get past the kids giggling, this is standard in the areas where tumbleweeds are prevalent. At one point in the video, they show a fence. Tumbleweeds don't stop for fences. They merely make a ladder for the others to climb. This has happened to us as well.

At one point, the dad says that he's not sure that he should be driving in this. He's right. If you hit one, the spines can get into the engine compartment. If you hit one, it is better to stop and pull out any pieces.

What do you do when the tumbleweed is bigger than the boy? - That's what rakes are for.

Tumbleweed Snowman In Albuquerque

Albuquerque Snowman
Albuquerque Snowman

From Albuquerque Home Reality comes this really great picture of the snowman. Clicking on the picture takes you to their site and a little more about the snowman.

Movie and music references

Tumbleweeds in movies and music go back a long way. The 1925 movie "Tumbleweeds" was very popular. The Sons of the Pioneers made "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" famous. It is one of my favorite songs. Tumbleweeds in movies are often shown to highlight a lonely desolate area. There is some conflicting visuals associated with tumbleweeds. They don't just grow in the lonely desert. You will also see them rolling by palm trees in Arizona and Southern California.

Tumbleweeds - 1925 Silent Movie starring William S. Hart

TUMBLEWEEDS was released om 1925 staring the then 60 year old William S. Hart. This was his swan-song and one of the last silent movies. His portrayal of the rush to grab the Indian Land that the government had opened up is much more realistic than the more stylized version made later by the new cowboys like Tom Mix. This is a true classic.

Sons of the Pioneers - 1955 version of "Tumbling Tumbleweed"

I'm a roaming cowboy riding all day long,

Tumbleweeds around me sing their lonely song.

Nights underneath the prairie moon,

I ride along and sing this tune.

See them tumbling down

Pledging their love to the ground

Lonely but free I'll be found

Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

Cares of the past are behind

Nowhere to go but I'll find

Just where the trail will wind

Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

I know when night has gone

That a new world's born at dawn.

I'll keep rolling along

Deep in my heart is a song

Here on the range I belong

Drifting along with the tumbling tumbleweeds.

Sons of the Pioneers featuring Roy Rogers - Tumbling Tumbleweed

Tumbling Tumbleweed
Tumbling Tumbleweed

This popular group made "Tumbling Tumbleweed" famous.

 

Surveying the crop in 2007

Which ones do you think ended up in our yard? It might be a slight exaggeration but I think all of them did.

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    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, I'd never seen so many tumbleweed blowing along like in the video. I should have put the music on from the other video then watched the first video with the giggles muted.

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      @Virginia Allain: That's a great suggestion. We just sing Tumbling Tumbleweeds when the wind blows here.

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      And I thought we had problems with thistle, dandelion and milkweed in the northeast! I like the tumbleweed snowman idea :-)

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      Karicor 6 years ago

      Ha, ha, we have tumbleweeds around here and I kept thinking that I ought to make a lens about them. You've pretty much got 'em covered here and the video is just awesome! Oh well, back to the drawing board... :)

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      @Karicor: Feel free to jump in on the the tumbleweed topic. Each person has their own take and then I would have something to lensroll to mine. Thanks for the comments.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      The running of the tumbleweeds video is amazing.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      No tumbleweeds here in Australia. I've only seen them in movies and didn't know they had spines. Maybe you could get a close up picture of that ... if you dare to close to one!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Talk about the attack of the tumbleweeds! The video tells it all, they are like a blight! I grew up hearing the Son's of the Pioneers singing the song and seeing the rare tumbleweed in westerns. Amazing! I thought they were harmless but those spines sound to be pretty wicked.

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      grannysage 6 years ago

      Boy this brings back memories. I lived in western Kansas for many years and tumbleweeds were everywhere. One year we could not afford a Christmas tree, so I went out and captured a tumbleweed, sprayed it white, and hung ornaments from it. It seemed very natural to use what nature provided instead of a tree cut down in Colorado. The song is so beautiful. You don't get to hear much harmony in today's songs.

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      devilsworkshopc 6 years ago

      Such a fun lens! There are tumbleweed snowmen during the holidays here in Los Angeles.

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      VSP 6 years ago

      My dad lives in the desert and deals with lots of tumbleweeds.

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      sagebrushmama 6 years ago

      That mountain scene looks like Mount Charleston, from Pahrump?

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      Ann Hinds 6 years ago from So Cal

      @sagebrushmama: The mountains around that area look similar but that is Big Bear in Southern California.

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      sagebrushmama 6 years ago

      @Ann Hinds: Okay! Very pretty...I was in Big Bear when I was a child, remember it as being way up, the mountain drive. We stopped in at a Christmas village, which was the funnest part of the trip, for me! Lots of tumbleweeds in Nevada, too!

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      hsschulte 6 years ago

      I live in Kansas, which is somewhat known for tumbleweeds, but we don't get many in the NE part of the state. I read about a woman that created a website selling tumbleweeds online. It made a lot of money. She said NASA was one of her biggest customers.

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I have never seen anything like this! I have only seen tumbleweeds in movies. I could not have imagined the scene in the car. That was wild! And I do understand why the children were convulsing in laughter, because they do look like they are animated and purpose-driven. Very strange phenomenon, these tumbleweeds! I hope they stay out west!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 6 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Tumbleweeds are amazing things! When I lived in Colorado and drove to Illinois, we saw them on I-70 in Kansas all the time. We'd pull of the highway for gas and most of the cars and trucks had tumbleweeds in their grills. Fun lens!

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      Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

      Tumbleweeds are kinda scary looking to me. Maybe it's just because they seem so forlon and unwanted that they appear evil? lol I didn't realize they could actually do damage to a vehicle's engine though. Interesting lens!

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      jseven lm 6 years ago

      I never in my life imagined seeing tumbleweeds on Christmas, but then again, I live in Michigan. :) I love the song! Nice lens.

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      Diane Cass 6 years ago from New York

      OMG! That video is hilarious! It's a tumbleweed stampede. LOL! My son is stationed at Ft. Bliss, Texas in the Army post there. He hates tumbleweeds. He calls them Tumbleweed Ninjas because they jump up and attack his car. Great article.

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      Gayle 6 years ago from McLaughlin

      I love the inclusion of the Sons of the Pioneers "Tumbling Tumbleweed". That really took me back!

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      gottaloveit2 6 years ago

      Couldn't get past just a few seconds of the invasion video (suppose I could have turned off the sound - duh) but was pretty amused. What a mess these things are!

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      Donnette Davis 5 years ago from South Africa

      What an amazing lens. I've only ever seen tumbleweeds on TV... your pictures are beautiful!

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      David Gardner 5 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      I spent my childhood years in Montana and New Mexico (and a quite a few of my adult years in New Mexico and California)... and I've always been amused (and pestered) by how prolific tumbleweeds are. And yes, our family has made tumbleweed "snowmen" in New Mexico (snow wasn't an easy option--even though we *did* get it sometimes). Nice lens! Congrats on a great job.

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      Yvonne L. B. 5 years ago from Covington, LA

      We don't have tumbleweeds but I remember them and the song from the old cowboy movies. Now I know all about them, thanks to your amusing lens. Sprinkled with dust from the Angel of the farmyard on a Back to School Field Trip.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm back to give this a blessing. I'll feature it in You've Been Blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi wordstock,

      Great tumbleweed lense. I watched the video - wow! They look alive, and kind of scary!

      N T T

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      NorDac LM 5 years ago

      Never really given tumble weeds much thought although you see them in all the western movies. Interesting lens

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Dang, who knew that tumbleweeds could be so convincing? Why, bigger than a boy!

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      I lived in ABQ/Edgewood for two years; sadly, never saw the snowman. I've returned the feature favor and have your Tumbleweeds on my lens too! Thank you!

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      Rusty Quill 5 years ago

      Tumbleweed snowmen - what a great idea. :) That tumble weed video is crazy, I never new they got that bad.

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      Dianna206 5 years ago

      I could not believe that video! I can't believe the tumbleweeds just go right over the fence! I've never seen anything like that in my life! Thanks for the laugh!

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Omigosh! That tumbleweed assault is unbelievable! Well, I guess you now have enough tumbleweeds to make your own tumbleweed Christmas tree or snowman!

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      JanieceTobey 5 years ago

      Came back again today to leave you a blessing.

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      Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Well today I see them everywhere as I live North of LA and we got the winds too! good luck cleaning them up! we have tree branches everywhere!

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      4liberator 5 years ago

      Wow who knew you could write a squidoo on tumble weeds. Great job.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I've never actually seen one in person before - I feel that if I ever actually saw one, I'd feel the need to immediately begin an old west gunfight with the nearest individual.

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      DeclutterDiary 5 years ago

      That's a lot of tumbleweeds! I've made a tumbleweed snowman before, when I lived in the CA central valley where they grow.

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      I've seen them on old cowboy films but never really knew what they were. Not boring at all! Thanks.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Oh my goodness! We don't have those where I live, and I had no idea they were so plentiful and problematic. That video was amazing ... even the cat had to leap up onto the desk and check it out.

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      That video is amazing. Somehow I've always thought of tumbleweeds as tumbling solo, rather than in gigantic, impressive "herds"... I blame Hollywood. That was enlightening!

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      hotbrain 5 years ago from Tacoma, WA

      Congratulations on being on Squidoo's front page! I remember liking this lens long ago. It is a good one!

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      djroll 5 years ago

      Congrats on making it to Squidoo's front page. Growing up in the Nevada desert, us kids in the neighborhood played with Tumbleweeds. Loved chasing them when the wind blew. Of course our parents weren't as thrilled about the round ball of twigs!

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      karen vance loudermilk 5 years ago from charleston wv

      wow, I had no idea they could get so big or so bad. I loved this lens. It was fun to read, congrats on youir lens.

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      jimbarnes lm 5 years ago

      very interesting lenses

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I remember seeing people selling tumbleweeds on the internet, because some people are fascinated by them.

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      cleanyoucar 5 years ago

      The only tumbleweed I know is the smiley in forums, nice too see the real thing.

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      wheresthekarma 5 years ago

      Cute lens, the tumbleweed invasion made me laugh, listening to the little kids laughing.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Congrats on your front page feature. I do have an intimate knowledge of tumbleweeds. I dealt with them when living on Padre Island in Texas and now in the high desert of Colorado. This morning they are covered with fresh snow so they look quite lovely. Most of the time, though, I could live without them. Thanks for this interesting perspective on tumbleweeds.

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      Enjoyed the tumbleweed video and photos. Love your comment, "No I am not a cheerleader and those are not pom poms." Fun lens, congrats on the front page!

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      gypsykitschpres 5 years ago

      Love it, funniest lens I've seen yet. This is probably the ONE thing I could grow. Congrats on the front page feature as well. You deserve it! I even like your username: WordStock...so funny.

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      intermarks 5 years ago

      Amazing lens, I have seen tumbleweeds on the video or movies, but I could never able to imagine it can be so many like what you show in the youtube video. That is quite scary.

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      MariaMontgomery 5 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      We lived in Colorado for about 3 years, and saw a few tumbleweeds while there. I had no idea they were such a huge problem.

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      tojohnso 5 years ago

      Always knew about them from the cowboy movies, but I never knew they moved in such large numbers. They must be really hard to live with.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      I ran into a huge tumbleweed a few months ago on my way home. I managed to avoid it as it tumbled away from my car. The worse thing that could have happened is that I run into it and get my car all scratched up. The tumbleweed invasion was a hoot.

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      RomanticMe 5 years ago

      Wow that video was awesome! I had no idea there could be so many tumble weeks. Reminds me of the start of the big lebowski

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      GaelicForge 5 years ago

      I hit a tumbleweed one time on my way to work- 4:30 am, dark, just cresting a small hill where the road tops out and makes a sharp corner to the left- Whomp!!! It got stuck under my truck and I drug it all the way another 3 miles to work......... quite a jolt of entertainment for sure!!

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      Thrinsdream 5 years ago

      IF ANYONE IS HAVING A BAD DAY, WATCH THE VIDEO!!! I haven't laughed so hard in ages! Absolutely pure gold!!! I have never seen tumble weed as I live the UK, this was a pure delight to read and I cannot express my pleasure at hearing those children laughing, I have tears of mirth pouring down my face right now. WONDERFUL. Thank you so much for changing the course of my day! With much thanks and appreciation. A VERY happy Cathi x

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      jimmyworldstar 5 years ago

      How do tumbleweeds pile up so much and where would they even come from? Just randomly blowing miles through a desert?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nice and informative lens thanks for sharing

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      That video is just plain crazy! It's all fun laughing at it when you're watching it on your computer or from inside the car you're driving, but I'm sure it would not be fun for a pedestrian! Here in Toronto, Canada we don't have tumbleweeds and I'm certainly glad we don't!

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      flicker lm 5 years ago

      Wow! I had no idea tumbleweeds could be such a problem. Or so amusing, either - at least, for those of us watching the video.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow! I had no idea tumbleweeds were invasive!...or that they could grow 6 feet tall!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I know a lot about tumbleweeds now.

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      chromegrrrl 5 years ago

      Those are some huge tumbleweeds, the ones we have here in Oregon are cute by comparison. When my Mom and I were living in Prineville I threatened to get one and put the decorations on it if she didn't hurry up and get us a Christmas tree.

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      E L Seaton 5 years ago from Virginia

      I was on a road in Utah with a stiff tail wind and these things were blowing along like nobody's business. Until then, I thought they were just Hollywood props. Nicely done lense.

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Never knew that tumbleweeds could be so entertaining! Thumbs up!

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      Chuck Nelson 5 years ago from California

      I wouldn't have thought to write a lens about those pesky tumbleweeds. You did and did it well.

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      PBJasen 5 years ago

      Great lens, very funny written.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      Wow! I've never seen an invasion! Excellent presentation.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow! I feel better now because your tumbleweeds are much bigger than ours. I used to get so fed up with them as we moved here and were not used to them. I had planted a lovely vegetable garden and honestly we could hardly see them because our tumbleweeds just fly in the air up over fences and into our place.

      I would go out every morning and sometimes could hardly see our back step for them.

      These have seeds on them too. On a recent trip across Australia I would laugh as my husband would point out tumbleweeds on the road. He would say they came to make me feel at home, they didn't want me to forget about them.

      Like you I sort of stopped worrying about them just got out and picked them up and either burnt them or put in bin. Cheers happy tumbleweeding..

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      JoyfulPamela2 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      What a fun page! My son and I are studying plants in our homeschool, so we found this not only enjoyable but educational.

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      Fcuk Hub 4 years ago

      Great lens on such an important topic. Love it :)

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      Hal Gall 4 years ago from Bloomington, IN

      The tumbleweed snowman is pretty creative!

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      JenaleeMortensen 3 years ago

      I had to read this lens on tumbleweeds since I've got a big growing right outside my back gate that I've got to get pulled up and out of here before it multiplies. When the wind blows we often have a lot of tumbleweeds moving around, but I've never seen as many tumbleweeds as in the video here.

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      sharon-sullivan-9 3 years ago

      Oh my gosh this was fun! I can't wait to show it to our grandkids!. Both of us grew up in Santa Ana, CA with the Santana winds and the tumbleweeds that come with it and were just telling the kiddos about them the other day. They are going to LOVE your page. thanks!!

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