It was only a couple of weeks ago when I wrote about my first encounter with a bush fire… a truly hairy experience – but no sooner had I cleansed my lungs of smoke, when they filled back up… with DUST!!
The dust storm started in Central Australia, where strong winds whipped up – then carried on towards the Eastern side of Oz, taking with it clouds of choking dust. Luckily by the time it reached us, it was only a tame encounter (compared to it’s first stop down there in Sydney) But the dust storm that ventured up to the Sunshine Coast was a pretty weird episode.
The normally perfect blue sky suddenly transformed into an eye-rubbing mist of beige. The bright orange sun, once hidden by the thick clouds of dust was turned into a dulled light of greyish-blue… in fact it almost looked like moonlight, which was totally confusing.
But once again, while people ran for their homes to batten down the hatches, I raced outside to capture some amazing photographs – to show all my loyal readers what a dust storm is really like – all in the name of blogging! (now that’s dedication – or lunacy!)
So sit back, with your sparklingly clear lungs – and enjoy the photos, of …
‘the day the sky turned sepia’