Just what I always needed! Proving that “you can sell anything on the Internet,” it’s Prairie Tumbleweed Farm [archive.org], purveyor of “organically grown,” “100% Y2K-compliant” tumbleweeds. It wouldn’t be much use here in Orange County, where all you have to do is pull over to the side of the road at the right time of […]

Del Cerro Park, at the top of the Palos Verdes Peninsula, on a super windy evening. I saw two tumbleweeds roll by, and kept worrying I’d drop my phone while taking pictures. I need to get out here (and other scenic spots) more often. Even though it’s not that far (one of the great things […]

Tumbleweeds tend to collect along roadsides and fences in Orange County, dropping their seeds for the next year. This can lead to some spectacular clusters of car-sized puffballs of plant. SR-55 off-ramp at Edinger In a few weeks*, these will dry out, turn brown, and get picked up by the Santa Ana winds. They’ll roll […]