Thursday, 23 September 2010

After the rain, came the sandstorm

So yesterday we had the first autumn rain. Let's be honest, it didn't clean the air as it can do in Europe. When you looked at the cars afterwards they were more dirty with sand that when the rain started! But less than they were this morning after last night sandstorm. It started when it was dark and I missed the beginning. So at a moment a walked into my kitchen, and hmm, it wasn't as clean as the last time I had been there. There was just dust everywhere. The air was full of sand and it took quite some time for it to settle, even after the storm was over.

Sandstorm to hit Amman

This picture was taken from my balcony, just before the storm hit Amman. Only I didn't realise that there was a storm on the way! I will know for next time. I don't think it happens so often though. The sun was going down and the light was amazing. You can barely see the sun on the picture, just above the trees on the left. Today the weather forecast says "Widespread Dust"! And though the blue sky is back over Amman, you can see the dust in the horizon.


Jen said...

Such crazy weather! We're having crazy weather here in Minneapolis and it makes me just want to stay in and snuggle under the covers :-)

Happy Weekend Dear! xo

Croatian_Latina said...

That's a great photo. I can see the sun it almost looks like the moon. So this means close your windows so the sand doesn't blow in. Hope you don't spend the weekend dusting away.

So far my guests/friends are having a wonderful time here.

Babs said...

Hi Jen! snuggle under the covers... haven't tried that since we moved to Amman, not a bad thing to do!! Reminds me of my french friends in Abu Dhabi: when it is grey outside, they put the aircon on the lowest and do exactly that stay under the covers lol!! Gotta make you smile :)

Babs said...

Elisa, I hope you enjoyed the time with your guests!! Weather is good again :) a tiny hot even, we are back to 34-35 degrees... hope it cools a bit off soon! Just under 30 is nice!!!

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