Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I know, I know, it's Wednesday, but we can ignore that fact can't we? ;)

Here is a pic I took from my art room window last week during a huge dust storm we had. It was crazy! Although we locked ourselves inside with every door and window shut tight, we could still smell and taste the dust in the air.
Everything got coated in the dust that traveled all the way from Australia's red center, and now everyone is busy cleaning their cars and houses. We are actually on pretty big water restrictions due to the drought, but they have been lifted this week for the clean up. The dust has actually caused a lot of people to get sick (my partner Alex included). I hope to never experience one of these again.

It was so eery and you couldn't see very far


Genie Sea said...

Here's to coming up and out of the dust! Hope Alex feels better soon!

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Amazing color to that dust storm!
Hope Alex feels better now. Happy creating in your new art room :)

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I heard about this storm of red dust from my teenagers. Reading your post really brought it home to me and how you coped through this time. I sure hope you don't have to go through this again. Not good! Hope you hubby is getting better? Have you sorted you tooth pain? Hoping so!
Lots of love!

Anonymous said...

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Jennifer Rose said...

really nice photo :) hope alex isn't feeling too sick :/

Micah Holden said...

Whoa! That is amazing...Now that's something we never experience in Arkansas! Thanks for your sweet comment! It's good to see you posting againg!!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Michelle,

I saw some photos on tv of the dust storms Australia was getting.
I was thinking of you and your Mom because I didn't know if you were affected by them. :( Yikes that is awful. Hope Alex gets better soon.

messyfish said...

oh you got it too! Hope its cleared now. We still have a red driveway, and our tank water was dirty, but has settled now

Linda Fleming said...

OMG! I didn't real;ize you all were where that dust storm blew thru. I heard about it on the news. Looks just ghastly and must be so unhealthy for everyone breathing that gunk. I hope the clean up goes quickly and you all get back to normal.