Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mono Lake dust storm~Nature Notes~042811

While up in the Sierras last week, hubby and I drove out to the Mono Lake visitor center. Unfortunately, it was still closed for the winter. Fortunately, however, we saw a view of Mono Lake that neither one of us had seen before. It was extremely windy that day and there were white caps out on the lake. A few other tourists had pulled into the visitor center parking lot and people were out and about with their cameras. We had noticed a huge cloud of dust from Highway 395 and when I got out and zoomed in on it, we saw that it was dust and sand from the offshore islands. It was snowing in the Sierras behind us and it was so cold that I bundled up in my heavy jacket! The lake wasn't the peaceful lake that I've seen before. This time, it was unruly and violent...a very different world indeed! Nature Notes for April 28, 2011. To view other participants, please visit:


Rambling Woods said...

It looks like you could almost surf on those waves....Michelle

MyMaracas said...

Beautiful photos. I love the colors and the windswept landscape.

eileeninmd said...

These are beautiful captures. It must have been nea tto watch the dust storm from a distance.