Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Seeing Red

This is what the sky looked like at 6 a.m. today (23 September 2009). I had fallen asleep in the Little Buddy's room after comforting him in the wee hours of the morning. (He had a nightmare about a broken birthday cake- but I digress). I rolled over and saw him standing on his bed, pulling up the blinds and marveling at the sight of the world outside. "Mommy, the sky is red." I could see the bright red-orange glow coming through the window. But I couldn't pull myself from his bed to actually take some photos. That's why I'm sharing some of my favorites found on Flickr.

I'm from Southern California. I've been through some bad brushfire seasons when the sun glowed bright red through a smoky sky. But this time the red haze covered everything. High winds and dry conditions caused a rare dust storm to cover the city. It was eerie, and beautiful too.

Photo by fabian-f on Flickr

We stayed home all day, and slowly watched the world come back into view. And then, tonight at 6 p.m. as if on cue, down came the rain. Washing away all that red dust.

It was an amazing sight to see- the day the world was red.


Kristi said...

I saw this on the news, it looks so amazing in the photos.

elsja said...

I was too lazy to take pictures as well. I really wish I would have. I did take a picture of my nasty dust rag that I used to clean the dust off the furniture this afternoon. :)

Florida Girl In Sydney said...

You got rain??? I wish we had some, we still have tons of red dust everywhere, it's horrible.

Nana said...

It looks like an out-of-world experience..Very breathtakingly beautiful. How often do they get these dust storms?

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