Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dust storm

We're in the middle of a giant dust storm here in the Hunter Valley atm - as is much of the state I think.

This was our view this morning - very eerie.



We've just moved into the bedroom for the day as it seems to be the best sealed room in the house. You can feel the dust down the back of your throat and it's hard to breathe. I'd hate to be asthmatic.

15 comments:

jugglingpaynes said...

Yikes! Stay healthy! It does make for a beautiful, though.

Peace and Laughter,
Cristina

jugglingpaynes said...

picture.

I meant beautiful picture. I wish blogger allowed you to edit comments!

Out Back said...

I have watched with interest on Sunrise this morning where this storm has ended up. That would be some of our dirt Kez.

Stay inside until it passes.

Tania

belinda said...

Wow, amazing sight but heartbreaking in so many ways.

Kind Regards
Belinda

Butterfly said...

Jasmine (4) noticed the moon high in the sky peeking through the dust this morning. I'm sure it looked blue. Now it's just blinding white again!

Have a happy day,
Vanessa

Alicia said...

Wow! That a beautiful picture but I imagine it wouldn't be the best place for outdoor animals or people with asthma at the moment.

libby said...

Crazy weather that's for sure. Never seen anything like this dust storm. It's cleared over a lot here so I'm hoping the worst is over. Do you have much dust in your home?

Libby

Wendy Hawksley said...

Oh wow, that is something! It is a beautiful picture, even though it is definitely something you wouldn't want to encounter... Take care of yourselves.

Kylie said...

oh yeah we are in the thick of it at the moment too. I've just uploaded some pics to my family blog. So wish I could breath right now.

karisma said...

Its cleared a bit here now thankfully. I am breathing a lot easier anyway and can see a few houses out the window instead of just the cars!

We ended up having a small party for my nephew at our house as he had German measles last week and he could not have his party with his friends. I think he had a good time! And we had fun preparing it for him.

Hope you managed to have some fun holed up in one room! Thankfully we did not get too much dust inside as I kept everything closed up.

Kez said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. It started to clear by mid-afternoon, the air still feels pretty grimy though. Some amazing photos around the internet and on the news.

Five Bears A-Blogging said...

Wow! Amazing and frightening. Glad to hear it's cleared up. Mo

Gillybean said...

Stunning scene. I've been following it on the News here. There's some talk that we might even see some of the dust in NZ.
Thanks for all your kind comments lately. Much appreciated!

Wit and Whimsy said...

I saw news coverage here in the US about it too. Wow! It makes you grateful to clean air!

Stuff On My Blog said...

Hope you guys fared ok Kez! We copped a bit up here in Brisbane too, but not nearly as dramatic as what you guys had south of us. It certainly does make breathing a battle, was a really awful time for me to be sick! lol