Last week, we had some dusty, Sandy and windy days.
We are still cleaning up the mess.
But, as you can see, the effect is very peculiar.
I took these pictures at 6.30 am in the hotel’s garden I work for.
The atmosphere was surreal and no one around, only birds!
I so enjoyed it!
27 thoughts on “Basra – Sand Storm”
Flaviaaa! Good that you weren’t blown away. But if the birds were okay, I’m sure you were as well. Your photos seem like from a dream. Wishing you well!
Yes, it has been quite an experience, but yes, we were all fine, me the birds and the palm trees! 🤗
They will never fix the botton, isn’t it ? I give up! 😅
The experience must not have been very pleasant, but the photos you took are great
Grazie Luisa. Si, è un po’ come la nebbia ma di solito le tempeste di sabbia qui durano decisamente di più
Un po’ come la Calima alle Canarie 🌬️🌬️🌬️
Suppongo di sì, ci sono stata solo di passaggio ma le adoro😍
Sono fantastiche! Prima della pandemia vi passavo un paio di settimane ogni primavera 🏵️
Prima o poi devo decidermi a prendere una luuuunga vacanza e fare lo stesso. 😅
Servono a rimettersi in sesto ❗
Buon pomeriggio ❤️
Io ho capito che alla fine tutto serve 😊
Beautiful photos. I have experienced this phenomenon in the Middle East. There’s an eerie effect.
I totally agree with you
There’s nothing as eerie, yet beautiful as a sandstorm. Your photos capture the ‘beauty’ aspect perfectly!
Thank you @toothpicktales 😊
Thank you Shauna, how are you?
The past several weeks have been very busy and traumatic. My mother in law passed away March 27, and then 2 weeks later another close family friend died rather unexpectedly. Work had been hectic, even though our COViD numbers are very low right now. We have lost a significant number of staff at our hospitals and we are dealing with trying to get patients taken care of with less nurses. Not fun.
Our youngest daughter is getting married later this year, and if things continue progressing well, our oldest daughter is expecting a baby September 21. She had a miscarriage last August so we are cautiously excited! So the circle of life continues…
Shauna, my dear, I just read. The circle of life indeed. I hope it will get better and better
Thank you dear Flavia!
Oh it’s practically magical – the orange softness the dust lends to everything. Thank you for sharing. I’m sorry it left such a mess to clean up. Nice to “hang out” with you again, Flavia. I used Manja’s link to get here. 🙂
Hi Crystal, I hope that you are well. I think will never get accustomed to this. Today it’s almost the same 😅
Nice to see Collared Dove and Pied Wagtail, which we also get here(wherever that may be…)
The return to the origins… 😉