Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Love Sunburnt Country

This was a dust storm that swept through Brisbane, Australia yesterday.
The background picture is the normal blue sky, The first two pictures are pics of the sun through the dust cloud. The other two are how thick the dust was visibility was down to 50metres at times. The dust is red, fine like talcum powder and has covered everything, we all had a constant feeling of grit in our mouths all day.
Airports where closed and flights redirected. Luckily my American relatives arrived before it got this bad (What a welcome, the outback came to welcome them).
The sky looked like it could have been used on a Star Trek set for the planet Vulcan.
Today we are back to the blue sky still a bit hazy but at least it is blue.
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