Saturday, May 15, 2010

Dust Storm

We have always heard about the terrible winds and dust storms in Mongolia, but had never really seen one here in the capital city (we did see one near Erdenet during a trip there earlier this year). We do see a lot of wind and it does carry dust with it. And it can be a bit irritating to try to walk in. But we usually don't get the really bad ones we had only heard about. That is, until a couple of days ago.

This one was just outside the city as we were driving back into it.
Here are some pictures.

The first one is of the approaching storm. The next two are of us in the middle of it (inside a car, of course - we try not to be out and unprotected when these dust storms come along!).

Needless to say, things have a tendency to get a bit dusty as a result of these storms. We tape our windows around the edges to help keep the dust out, but at least some still finds its' way into the apartment.

So, we sometimes do a lot of dusting!

Some of the people here tell us they don't like spring. Too much wind and dust!


REBYRYAN said...

Yuck! Glad you don't have to deal with that much where you are!

The Fendleys said...

That looks horrible!! I am glad that you were inside the car and not outside!!

Marcia said...

Boy that was just amazing. It looked like something out of the "dust bowl" on the 30's and here it is 2010.

Bressler Bunch said...

Reminds me of being in Goblin Valley when it's windy. It just gets into everything. BLECK!