Living in a dust bowl

Dust storm

This is what we awoke to this morning. A dust storm had blown in (something I’ve NEVER encountered before) and turned to world orange.

Amy and I still went for our morning walk but it was rather strange today – we could only see a few meters in front of us and EVERYTHING was covered in dust.

Not our normal view of the lake.

Dust storm

Dust storm

Dust storm

I felt sorry for this little guy.

Snail in the Dust storm

You can hardly see our house.

Dust storm

Upon returning home I realized how much dust had also gotten into the house – it was stinking hot yesterday so almost all the window were open until we got some rain during the night. Some, like the front door, were still open so I had a nice layer of dust throughout the home. I’ve dusted, vacuumed and moped but am thinking I’ll still be finding dust for some time to come. I am absolutely dreading cleaning outdoors!!!!

Dust storm

It sounds like it was worse in Sydney. While it’s cleared a lot it’s supposed to hang around most of the day.

4 Comments to “Living in a dust bowl”

  1. By annie, September 23, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    Messy but sounds kind of exciting! It has never happened before? I wonder why it happened?

  2. By JulieA, September 23, 2009 @ 11:48 am

    @ annies…LOL, I can answer that…it came from our place, in South Australia. We had gale force winds on Monday, and our place looked just like the photos here.
    @ Libby…good luck with the house dusting 🙂 Luckily we have had quite a bit of rain yesterday and overnight…everything outside washed clean! ( I won’t mention how all that dust is now mud *grins*)
    Love your blog by the way!

  3. By Kez, September 23, 2009 @ 12:53 pm

    We had our windows all shut up – and everything is *still* covered in a fine layer of dust.. It seems like it’s started to clear here.

  4. By Chantel, September 25, 2009 @ 5:36 pm

    I’m not looking forward to cleaning our windows… argh 🙁