Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Photo above: From Towers St, Arncliffe at 6am this morning.
Photo One below: 3:40 pm 8 June 2009
Photo two below: 7:10am 25 June 2009
This morning there are gale force winds and Sydney is enveloped in the most incredible red dust blanket. When I heard about it I jumped in the car and went out to photograph the view from the same vantage point as the pics below which I blogged recently. This was AFTER sunrise. The dust is blowing across the continent from the centre to the east.
It is like a glowing red fog, but I can feel dust in every breath.
Ferries have been suspended, road tunnels are closed, flights are delayed from the airport. Our bathroom has a skylight - the bath tub has a layer of red dust lining it.
The tragedy is, this is Australia's topsoil - a very limited resource as it is, with our ancient, thin soils.