Thursday, April 02, 2015

Sandstormy day

The sandstorm today was so bad that they closed the university. Miriam chose a crazy day to come to work with me!
The weird thing about sandstorms is how orange they are. Seriously so orange.


Suzanne Bubnash said...

I saw the news report online about the big sandstorm. Is the inside of your house gritty?

Susanne said...

So you worked despite the university being closed? Is Miriam off for spring break?

I like sand on my feet OK at the beach, but I don't really want to breathe it. Or find it in my eyes. Is it hard to breathe well?

Sorry for all the questions, but I've never lived anywhere with that much sand! Plus, I'm just curious.

Susanne said...

And do you get a warning that a sandstorm is coming? How frequent are they? Do they tend to come at certain times of the year more than others?

Anna said...

This photo is so cool.

Bridget said...

The inside of our house was spared somehow. The wind must have been blowing just so.

The university closed at noon, at which time I was almost off for the day anyway. And yes, Miriam is off school because of spring break. The only warning we had for this one was when we woke up and the sky was orange, and people in Saudi and Qatar were posting on fb about how bad the storm was. That might be because it's hard to predict their exact path, or because I never check the weather here because the forecast is always the same, or because forecasts here are weird. They never quite know when/if stuff like this is coming.

Nancy said...

That's quite the sandstorm. I'm so glad the inside of your house was spared! Our windows in our apartment in Egypt weren't sealed well so the one large sandstorm we got there was...ew. :) But I don't even think it was as bad as this one.

I adore that picture of Miriam, by the way.


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