My first thought was Palmdale/Lancaster! Those things can really scratch your car in a windstorm. We used to build forts and "snowmen" with them as kids.
I dont have it in my country, Thailand. I guess the name "Tumble Weeds" derived from the way its rolled up into a ball-like by the wind. I must be wrong, but it is only a guess from someone who has not seen its before.
The reason tumbleweed is probably in there backyard is because the location. I live in Carmel Valley in San Diego, It is 3-5 miles inland from the beach. But the environment is chaparral. Like 15 years ago, before the houses started getting built, it was just all dirt and chaparral and lots of tumbleweed. We'd always get loads of it on our street for the first couple years because everything surrounding us was either dirt or plants.
Oh I love, this. Tumbleweeds are a fascinating part of nature's botanical assortment of growing things. They are a phenomena. This is an awesome photograph that is unique to only certain areas of the country which makes it special!
My goodness what a photograph! Crystal clear, with those tumbleweeds banked up against a wall and the green grass contrasting so well. In the foreground one more of them, with the lil' man made barrow kinda making it all complete. Like it lots. j.e.s.
Subscribe to National Geographic magazine and save. Print and digital editions available.