Saturday, May 12, 2007

Jordan under the 'toze'


Amman under the toze - Friday 11 May 2007


Lovely dust to clear away the day after the storm

You would not have liked it here yesterday .... despite the pretty colour .... but Amman and probably the rest of the country was covered in a layer of orange dust that permeated every corner of the house; we are in 'dust season' ...the 'hamseen' winds that carry the desert from the southern Arabian gulf states all the way up to the Middle East towards the Mediterranean ... but yesterday was special, we got a double dose of hamseen ... and it's called 'toze'.

The house was glowing with a yellow aura ... I could not even see the house at the bottom of the garden as the sky was filled with a thick layer of creamy yellow/orange smog that furled it's way into our lives. It normally lasts about twenty four hours ... and today we are left with the remnants: a thick layer of orange dust all over everything! It will take a while to clean it all away ... I wonder how my lungs are going to deal with it?

And then a wonderful thought crept into my mind ... maybe all those guns and weapons of mass destruction (you know, the ones made by the civilised countries of our world) got jammed with so much dust and no-one was killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine yesterday ... J

2 Comments:

Blogger MommaBean said...

Positive thoughts are a good thing. I'll add mine to yours that no one was harmed by man-made weapons of destruction.

Sunday, May 13, 2007  
Anonymous toni said...

That's a nice thought, about the WMDs. I don't know why we just can't all enjoy life's ups and downs, and be happy. Dust is a bummer, we get terrible dust storms here in Australia, and it's always a chore to clean up after. It's something natural that life throws at you, unlike the WMDs.

Sunday, May 20, 2007  

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