Thursday – A Little Personal – Overcast Day with Twiggy and Lucy

“Hey, Lucy. Where you going?”

“To the patio to catch some rays.”

“Do you happen to take a look at your shadow?”

“Shadow. What shadow?”

That’s what I mean. No sun.”

“Yeah, but a nice laydown would feel good.”

“The laydown didn’t work out, huh?”

“You were right about the sun. Where did it go?”

“Saharian dust, I’m afraid.”

“Saharian dust? What the heck is Saharian dust.”

“You know you could listen to the evening news instead of snoring out after dinner.”

“Just tell me.”

“Okay, dust from the Saharian desert blows over Texas every June and July.”

“So what happens to the sun?”

“It gets blocked. So, it is like a cloudy day only dust-filled.”

“I never paid attention. But, hey, look over there. Some sun coming through the windows.”

“If you can wait until tomorrow, the wind will change, and the dust will be blown out.”

“What’s wrong with the little bit of sun now?”

“Well, nothing, I suppose. It’s going to be in and out, though.”

“Look, I can see your shadow.”

“Maybe there will be six more weeks of Saharian dust then.”

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  1. When we can’t get any clouds, that dust is the next best thing. It takes anyway the girls’ shadows, but it gives us great sunsets, and helps to keep storms at bay. I’ll be glad when it’s gone, though.

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    1. I wouldn’t mind a little tropical disturbance right about now. Thanks, Linda.

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      1. Disturbance, yes. Storm? Not so much!

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  2. Has Twiggy gotten smarter?

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    1. She listens to the news. I guess she has.

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    2. I was wondering the same thing!

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      1. Ha ha ha. News buff

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  3. Yep, we have the Sarahan dust here as well. As someone pointed out, it does make some great sunsets.

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    1. That is true. Thanks, Joan

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  4. Overcast days are bittersweet. Love how it isn’t hot, but it can be a bit too dreary.

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    1. Here overcast is still hot. Dreary is a good description.

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  5. I love the groundhog reference, John. Had me laugh aloud. Hopefully not six more weeks of dust! πŸ˜‰πŸ’•πŸ™‚

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    1. I hope not. Today will be the roughest. Supposed to clear out until next week. Thanks, Harmony.

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  6. We could use a few clouds. It was 80 degree at 4:30 this morning.

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    1. At least our temps go down to the mid 70s at night. Stay cool.

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  7. Six more weeks of dust. Ha ha!

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    1. I thought you would like that. 😁

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  8. Hahaha! Love it! Saharian Dust – must be something else to live through, though…

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  9. 6 more weeks? And here I thought we were going to start clearing!!

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    1. Sorry about that. Twiggy has seen her shadow.

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  10. Six more weeks of dust. The girls always make me chuckle. Sorry about the dust, though.

    Sending belly rubs to the girls.

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    1. Thank you, Miss Staci

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  11. I hadn’t heard of Saharian dust before, John – but I’m loving the groundhog reference, haha.

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    1. Ha ha ha. It is a once a year thing. You guys are not on the same wind pattern.

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  12. I didn’t realize you had a thing called Saharan Dust. Is regular every June? I hope it doesn’t last 6 weeks and the girls get to layout on the warm patio and see their shadows. πŸ˜€

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    1. Yes every June and July. It only stays a couple of days at a time.

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  13. I can always depend on you for a Thursday chuckle.

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    1. That is a good thing, Maggie. Thanks for telling me.

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      1. 😁

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  14. I can’t believe I doubted you. I had to look it it up. You were 100% right. Almost fascinating πŸ˜€
    My 7 year old had a ballgame last night. Temperature almost 100 with high winds. I was actually covered in dust ( I sit right behind the backstop to yell at kids – I don’t yell I offer advice)
    I think we lost. Couldn’t see through the Chicago Dust

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    1. Chicago dust is another thing entirely. I can just hear you giving advice.

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  15. Awww, poor Lucy. She just wants to catch some rays.

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    1. That’s about it too.

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      1. I don’t blame her!

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  16. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    If Twiggy had been my history teacher, I might have learned something! Saharian Dust? This is a first for me. In our area, we just get overcast skies from forest fires, which sadly happen far too often. Loved the post, John. 😊

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    1. Yeah i used to hate the smoke from fires when I lived in California. I think the dust is better.

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  17. I haven’t heard of Saharian dust, John, and six more weeks? That can’t be fun, but hope the sun comes out soon for the girls.

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    1. Yes they are hooked on sunshine. Thanks, Lauren.

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      1. Hope they find some soon. πŸ™‚

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      2. It came out later so they are good.

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  18. Do you have a budding weatherpup in your mix?

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    1. She seems to have a fascination with the weather. Thanks, Pamela.

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  19. That Saharan dust is amazing, isn’t it? On Monday, when we drove along I-10 towards San Antonion, there was a haze in the distance as I’ve rarely seen any before.

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    1. Yeah and today is supposed to be one of the worst.

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      1. πŸ‘

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  20. Twiggy has such a wonderful imagination! Pumas and Saharian dust, six weeks worth. She does keep Lucy amused!

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    1. She does for sure. Thanks, Noelle.

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  21. In fact, too many things in life come to two essential points: the shade & the sun. Especially when it deals with the Twiggy Resort’s great seasons. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Lucy is amazing in her philosophical glory,dear John. 🍀🍸

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    1. The sun and shade are the tow important element, Maria. Lucy thanks you for the compliment.

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      1. 😁😁😁 Oh, I’m very touched. Dear John, please, share with her a bit of peanut butter to make it sweater.

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      2. She loves peanut butter.

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      3. 😊 That’s great, dear John!

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  22. Another fun visit with the girls, John. Twiggy is certainly brainy. πŸ™‚ (That’s a big compliment.) I love the sun-dappled photo at the end. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Thank you, Teagan. Yes, Twiggy is the smarter of the two. 😊

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    1. Thank you, Michael.

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  23. Lol, i am sure this two and their behaviour can’t be beaten by anything else. It’s pure fun watching their gestures on the photos. Thanks for sharing with great translations, John! Have a nice day! xx Michael

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Surely you know I just write down what they say.

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  24. Twiggy gives new meaning to the term ‘news-hound’! Every so often, we too get that dust, making it a challenge for those with allergies to breathe. Here’s hoping it blows away soon!

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    1. I can feel it for sure. Thanks, Debbie.

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  25. “Six more weeks of Saharin dust” – too funny! I hope not, but it has kept storms from forming and makes beautiful sunsets and sunrises. We need some rain to settle all dust. Corpus Christi and Portland just went into Stage I water restrictions.

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    1. Yeah we went into stage on a week ago.

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  26. Been a stormy month here. The pups look great. β™‘

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    1. Thank you, Audrey.

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  27. That dust is tough, and so is the temps you all have been getting. My friend in Austin (who lived for years in the SF Bay area) is suffering. May you all soon see your shadows.

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    1. I feel for your friend. I used to live in the Bay area and it is a tough transition.

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      1. Don’t feel too sorry for her – they escape to CO soon…. πŸ™‚

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  28. Wow. That’s wild that a huge dust cloud from Africa reaches Texas. Thanks for this educational (for me) post, John. Maybe I should pay more attention to what ‘s going on in the world.

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    1. Naw. You can read it here. 😁

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  29. Smart pooches. So, without the dust, it would be hotter?

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    1. Not really. The layer is too thin.

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  30. Seems like it should be cooler because of this but doesn’t seem to help much…

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    1. No it doesn’t seem to help.

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  31. I remember that. I think we got that in Florida as well.

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    1. Could well be. Thanks, Cheryl. 😊

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  32. I am ready for the Saharian dust to move on out! A great visit with the girls!

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  33. […] Thursday – A Little Personal – Overcast Day with Twiggy and Lucy […]

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    1. Thank you for sharing my post.

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  34. β€œYeah, but a nice laydown would feel good.” I’m all in, as they say in Alcoholics Anonymous.

    it’s 88 degrees here in the Big Apple, Speedo weather if you were a preening Parisian on the beach. Lucy and Twiggy are so lucky they don’t have the problem of what to wear in these heated climes Ah,,,Au naturale must feel pretty good. πŸ™‚

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    1. 97 degrees here right now. I think Au naturale would be good for myself too except for the neighbor scare factor. Have a great weekend, Susannah. 😊

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  35. Does Phil the groundhog know about this?

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    1. We have tried to keep it quiet.

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      1. You know how those groundhogs from Pennsylvania are.

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  36. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I read somewhere that breathing Saharian dust can be dangerous. Do you have days of it at a time, or is it more like a one-day event?

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    1. It lasts about three days at a time. Then goes away for a few days then comes back. All of June and July

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      1. petespringerauthor · ·

        You’re educating us non-Texans.

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      2. Another SPAM item

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  37. I did not know about the Saharian dust. Off and on all of June and July? Bummer. Well every place has it’s plusses and minuses. Like 2 feet of snow in February.

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    1. Yes. I’ll take the dust, thank you.

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      1. Haha! πŸ˜…

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  38. Hahaha! 6 more weeks of S. dust…
    Appears, in the sun momentarily, that Lucy and Twiggy are groundhog dogs.
    I’d like to mention to L & T… get cabana boy to buy you guys a camera! Cloudy days are the best for taking pics.
    Sincerely,
    Resa
    amateur photographer

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    1. Yes cloudy days are the best days to take photos. The cabana boy knows this.

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      1. So…. do they get a camera?

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      2. Oh WoW!!!
        Will they be posting on your blog, or getting their own blog!

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      3. First I have to teach them how to hold the camera since they do not have an opposable thumb. Then I think they will use my blog.

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      4. Ah! Well, they have 4 paws. Perhaps one is opposable?

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      5. Could be. We’ll have to test it out.

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      6. Oppawsable!

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      7. Excellent. 🀣

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      8. πŸ™„πŸ˜˜

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  39. Hi John, you would have laughed at the conversation your post elicited in my house. I said to hubby, “Is there a Sahara Desert in America?” He looked at his incredibly stupid wife who lives in Africa and thus should know that the Sahara Desert is in North Africa. “No,’ he says, the Sahara Desert is in North Africa. “Yes, I know that,” I say, “but my friend John says that there is Saharan dust in Texas.” “No way,” all three of my men say in unison. So we look it up, and guess what? Dust from the Sahara Desert reaches all the way to Texas at this time of the year. Who knew! Thanks, John, for a riveting discussion and a most interesting new piece of information.

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    1. It is interesting how a conversation can travel half way around the world. Yes, that’s Northern African dust and we get it every year. Makes us feel a part of things over here.

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  40. What all twists and turns they have to live through…

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    1. Poor dears. 🀣

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