...because here in the Bordertown, we get wind, wind, and more wind, which stirs up the desert earth, blowing grit and tumbleweeds through the air (no, the weeds weren't rolling along the ground, they were flying through the air!):
These collected in one corner of our backyard but were certainly not the biggest we found when the wind stopped:
These young ladies (former ASU students) figured out a creative holiday solution:
And apparently a can (or several) of spray-flocking can whiten and brighten:
Look at what the City of Chandler, Arizona creates with tumbleweeds!