Desert? What Desert?

The weather here changes. It changes from sunny to sunny. It changes from still to breezy to windy to battern down the hatches. It changes from clear to overcast. It changes from dry to humid. The mornings are quite fine: clear blue sky (no dust yet), cooler and sunny – almost feels like an early fall day.

Yesterday afternoon I saw my first sandstorm. I was in the office, minding my own business, when I realized the light coming through the window had taken on an odd orangish cast. Then the buildings across the way started fading away, not unlike a Bainbridge fog but much much yellower. About that time one of my teammates came roaring in, muttering about how he’d foolishly left his dorm-room window open. A half-hour later, it had passed and things returned to their normal dusty selves.


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