Sunday, April 19, 2009

Dust Storm on Wednesday everybody.

Hope your all keeping well. We are still having beautiful sunny days apart from a lovely visit from the sand man last Wednesday. My next door neighbour telephoned me to let me know that a dust storm was approaching and to shut all the windows and doors. This was done in a hurry and then I quickly grabbed the camera, ran outside to have a look and take these pictures.

All these photos were taken a few minutes a part (click to enlarge)
Looking towards the Hwy watching the dust storm approach.

A few minutes later

Same time Looking towards the park

Right over my back yard

A little later over the
back yard

Looking towards hwy a little later.
The dust was so heavy the main hwy was shut for a few hours due to poor visability.

Looking towards the park

Gary spent spent a long time cleaning and polishing the BBQ before he left for home, Now look at the mess all covered in Dust within a couple of hours
I forgot to run and shut the laundry door

Ohh what a mess

Dirt and red dust covering everything in sight.

Too much dirt and dust to wipe off the surface. Only method was to sweep it all off before the cleaning process could even begin.

This is also only a small portion of dust and dirt on the table.

Later in the day hopefully the wind and dust has passed .

Now time to clean up

Thats all folk, I will be around to visit you all in the next few days.



Blogger Gattina said...

Geez, that must be awful ! I never experience one. Only a sandstorm in the desert of Morocco, and that was something terrible, you got the impression that millions of needles hit your face !

April 20, 2009 1:00 am  
Blogger Gramma Ann said...

Oh what a mess! What happens to the swimming pool during and after these dust storms? Does it have to be drained and cleaned?

Happy cleaning! ;)

April 20, 2009 4:36 am  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jeanette,

We had a wind storm last week with a prediction of having zero visiblity. It was just really windy and we could see just fine, lol.

I hope you don't get anymore windstorms, this one seemed pretty bad.

Have a nice week,

April 20, 2009 3:11 pm  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

You're so lucky to have someone to forewarn you of the incoming storm. Boy I remember these kinds of storm in Arizona desert. We used to get caught DRIVING in them sometimes and you couldn't see the front of the car it was so thick...and, you were told not to pull over, off the road, because of other traffic. So we kept spite of hardly any visibility.

Great photos those are Jen.

Now the clean up. Ewwwww.

April 20, 2009 9:10 pm  
Blogger Reader Wil said...

G'day, g'day Jen! That was quite an event! Thanks for showing this sandstorm! Very brave of you to get outside in the storm. Thanks for visiting. The doggie is an Aussie. He is my daughter's and the photo was taking in 2007 September.

April 21, 2009 12:12 am  
Blogger Red Clover said...

Wow! That looks like quite the adventure. Kip's great-aunt actually lived through the great dust bowl in the us back in the late 20's/30's. (The Grapes of Wrath storms.) I gave her a great book you might like, short read, but beautiful. It's called. "Out Of THe Dust" by Karen Hess I believe. Anyway...if you like to read, it's quite wonderful...and dusty.

April 21, 2009 12:30 am  
Blogger Merle said...

Dear Jan ~~ Great photos and the dust was really bad wasn't it? We did not get that, just some very strong winds. The nights have got colder and it gets dark so early now.
I always weigh myself just before I shower once in a while, so maybe they is why we are lighter when we dress and go to Dr.
I hope you have a great trip to Adelaide. Are you going to drive?
Take great care, dear friend.
Must get to bread, Love you. Merle, xxxx

April 21, 2009 12:33 am  
OpenID char72 said...

This looks exactly like the dust storms we have around here occasionally - probably about once a year or less. Sometimes the visibility is just about zero for awhile.

April 21, 2009 6:04 am  
Blogger PEA said...

Oh my, I've never seen a dust storm before, how ominous it looks when it's approaching! Such a mess it leaves behind, I'm sure you'll be wiping off dust for weeks to come!! I'll never complain about the little bit of dust I get in my house ever again! lol xoxo

April 21, 2009 7:14 am  
Blogger Lady Di Tn said...

Those dust storms look like a lot of work afterwards. Must have been bad to close the road. Peace

April 21, 2009 7:25 am  
Blogger Winifred said...

I've not seen one of these before. What a mess it made! Did you have the cover on the pool?

April 21, 2009 8:50 am  
Blogger Fred said...

My first look at sandstorm approaching. Our fear is always having a hurricane headed this was, but the Tampa area has been spared the big one since 1988, so we continue to keep our fingers crossed.

Love the music, too!

April 21, 2009 9:21 am  
Blogger Femin Susan said...

Great post…………! So much information good to know.

April 21, 2009 11:29 am  
Blogger Mildred said...

I've never seen anything like this. Amazing the dust and grime left behind. You shared some great photos of the approaching storm.
I hope you are having a wonderful day. Thanks for visiting.

April 21, 2009 9:35 pm  
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April 21, 2009 9:52 pm  
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April 21, 2009 9:52 pm  
Blogger Pear tree cottage! said...

Jen my gosh!! all that top soil "get out there and grow potatoes my friend" (smiles)


April 21, 2009 10:14 pm  
Blogger Margaret Cloud said...

That stuff gets into every crack it can. Do you have dust storms often?

April 22, 2009 5:42 am  
Blogger raccoonlover1963 said...

Hi Jen.
Wow, what a mess! I'm glad we don't have anything like that here. Is it a normal thing to happen there?
Take care and have a great rest of the week.

April 22, 2009 3:00 pm  
Blogger meggie said...

We had it up here too, but nothing like you with all that awful dust to deal with. It really just looked like light smoke up here.
Hope you are keeping well.xx

April 24, 2009 10:26 am  
Blogger Pamela said...

we experienced a weird dust storm when there was still snow in piles. I should have taken photos to show.

Hey.. you could have written my name on your bbq.

April 24, 2009 1:33 pm  
Blogger Heart of Rachel said...

It must be quite a chore to clean up after a dust storm like that.

April 28, 2009 12:21 am  

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