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tony hipchest
08-28-2009, 08:36 PM
came across these from last year. my old office was nice (50x50) and had a go cart track. (some drug dealers built it about 7 years ago as a front to launder their money).

but heres some cool monsoon storm pictures i took. when it rains in NM it usually only rains on a tiny area where the sky literally falls out (i think we had a very rare tornado alert this day).


this place sells dirtbikes and atv's (a must have)
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/job064ids6-16-08035.jpg


laugh of the desert..."yucca yucca yucca"
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/job064ids6-16-08036.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/job064ids6-16-08037.jpg

(our county jail)
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/job064ids6-16-08029.jpg

our towns only porn and sex toy shop is right between our office and the white building. :tt02:
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/job064ids6-16-08032.jpg

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/job064ids6-16-08039.jpg

these dudes used to kinda just hang out across the street sometimes. reminded me of the bud kliedsdayles huddling up for the extra point kick (but i really think they were plotting against me).

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q23/shortyshane_2006/job064ids6-16-08028.jpg

HometownGal
08-28-2009, 11:00 PM
WOW!!! That storm looks quite ominous and scary, but the clouds are beautiful in an eerie sort of way. Thanks for posting 'em! :drink:

Preacher
08-29-2009, 12:44 AM
I was n Glorietta NM when one of those hit... its like God simply kicks over a bucket of water.

Galax Steeler
08-29-2009, 07:31 AM
Wow nice pics Tony

sixstringlass
08-29-2009, 04:30 PM
We had a very rare tornado warning here in North Idaho in June. I took some pictures of that, too, from the yard in front of my office:

http://www.crescentmoondesignstudio.com/pictures/storm001.jpg
http://www.crescentmoondesignstudio.com/pictures/storm002.jpg
http://www.crescentmoondesignstudio.com/pictures/storm003.jpg
http://www.crescentmoondesignstudio.com/pictures/storm004.jpg
http://www.crescentmoondesignstudio.com/pictures/storm005.jpg

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
08-29-2009, 06:32 PM
These were taken in the parking lot across the street from LOWES where I work in Alabaster, AL. Scary day!
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/89/l_0f91f388eced49e7b0dc47858ff0426d.jpg

This was taken by a friend of mine on the same day a few miles away of a different funnel cloud.
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/90/l_b73d1109cc8742a5b5761bcea58f0578.jpg

Preacher
08-29-2009, 06:38 PM
We had a very rare tornado warning here in North Idaho in June. I took some pictures of that, too, from the yard in front of my office:



Hey... I grew up in Spokane.

Where are you at?

sixstringlass
08-30-2009, 01:24 AM
Hey... I grew up in Spokane.

Where are you at?

In the boonies near Oldtown, about 50 miles north on 2 from Spokane.

Preacher
08-30-2009, 01:33 AM
In the boonies near Oldtown, about 50 miles north on 2 from Spokane.

That puts you up by . . . yep.... Newport. Right on the Washington border. Drove through there many a time.

How often do you get down to Spokane?

sixstringlass
08-31-2009, 12:33 AM
That puts you up by . . . yep.... Newport. Right on the Washington border. Drove through there many a time.

How often do you get down to Spokane?

Goin' in once a week or so. Finishing up my Master's degree at Gonzaga. :)

tony hipchest
08-31-2009, 12:42 AM
great pictures! if anyone has more... please add. i love watching the clouds and looking at the ominous storm photos/sunsets.

its like a free hallucination w/o all the cost or side effects.

i cant wait to finally take in a northern lights experience. i hope to do it before i die.

I was n Glorietta NM when one of those hit... its like God simply kicks over a bucket of water.

great analogy. thats exactly what its like here in the land of enchantment. you can literally drive through town in minutes, and come across flash floods, bright sunshine to flash floods again. about a month ago, all the streets were flooded on half the town and marble sized hail was flying sideways.

half the town was dry. the storm lasted 15 minutes, and within an hour it was a starry night w/o a cloud in sight.

MACH1
08-31-2009, 12:46 AM
great pictures! if anyone has more... please add. i love watching the clouds and looking at the ominous storm photos/sunsets.

its like a free hallucination w/o all the cost or side effects.

i cant wait to finally take in a northern lights experience. i hope to do it before i die.

Yea...I could of seen them last year if it didn't RAIN the whole time I was there. :doh: Oh and the fact that it was never dark. :chuckle:

Preacher
08-31-2009, 01:18 AM
Goin' in once a week or so. Finishing up my Master's degree at Gonzaga. :)

Cool. I have lived all over the country, but really, there is nothing like that drive down division street--especially at night.

Have you been to Cyrus O'leary's? Great place to eat.

What is your Master's degree in?

Preacher
08-31-2009, 01:20 AM
great pictures! if anyone has more... please add. i love watching the clouds and looking at the ominous storm photos/sunsets.

its like a free hallucination w/o all the cost or side effects.

i cant wait to finally take in a northern lights experience. i hope to do it before i die.



great analogy. thats exactly what its like here in the land of enchantment. you can literally drive through town in minutes, and come across flash floods, bright sunshine to flash floods again. about a month ago, all the streets were flooded on half the town and marble sized hail was flying sideways.

half the town was dry. the storm lasted 15 minutes, and within an hour it was a starry night w/o a cloud in sight.

Norhtern lights are funky and beautiful... but you gotta live a lot farther north than that!

tony hipchest
08-31-2009, 01:36 AM
Norhtern lights are funky and beautiful... but you gotta live a lot farther north than that!

unfortunately i am a desert rat and anything north of albuquerque is too cold for me to live in. (i thought albq was freezing and colorado springs was horrid)

im spoiled. :hunch:

Preacher
08-31-2009, 01:44 AM
unfortunately i am a desert rat and anything north of albuquerque is too cold for me to live in. (i thought albq was freezing and colorado springs was horrid)

im spoiled. :hunch:

Take a trip up to Northern BC in the summer. it gets quite warm up there... and lots of northern lights. Really beautiful.

sixstringlass
09-02-2009, 08:08 AM
Cool. I have lived all over the country, but really, there is nothing like that drive down division street--especially at night.

Have you been to Cyrus O'leary's? Great place to eat.

What is your Master's degree in?

Never been to Cyrus O'Leary's. Wanted to, but never have had the opportunity.

I'm two semesters from a Masters in Communication and Leadership. After I graduate this coming May, I plan to apply to the law school there. :)

I used to "drag" Division on the northside when I was a teenager and a friend of mine had a Ranchero. He had the tape deck hooked to the engine somehow, so the tape would slow down when the car did. We used to go out to that drive-in on the westside. Nobody ever watched the movies there, I swear.

Hines0wnz
09-11-2009, 06:14 PM
Awesome pics! Reminds me of when I was a kid growing up in Kentucky and Ohio and I'd lie on a hill and watch storms roll in. Its very mesmerizing and therapeutic all at once.

JEFF4i
09-11-2009, 07:59 PM
I was like, wtf that looks like NM.

Then I realized you posted them Tony, lol

Willbert
09-12-2009, 04:40 AM
Judging by those pictures, I'd say that half of America is empty.

You should lend it to someone.