Monday, April 24, 2006
Amidst seven car bombs today, one of which my daughter and I heard loudly from our house, we had another beautiful sandstorm (Monday). The sky doesn't always get this orange; I think it's a combination of the sandstorm and thunderstorm when they come together. Perhaps something about the sun reflecting off the water droplets and the sand in the atmosphere.
I remember during the war on Iraq in 2003, there was one huge sandstorm that all the media covered. I remember it had delayed the invasion by a day or so. I think I even still remember the date of it: April 4th, 2003, though I'm not 100% sure. I had never experienced a sandstorm at that point, but I remember how everyone against the war was excited about the sandstorm; how Allah (God) was helping keep the invasion away.
Anyways, with this sandstorm, the whole house was completely dark at 2:50 pm. And that helped my baby get a nice, long afternoon nap. These are some pics I took from my doorway and rooftop. The one with the windows is from my kitchen, but my kitchen was actually pitch black at the time.