Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The View From Here

Okay, hum along with me....April in Cairo, sandstorm is blowing, no one is knowing, their way......

This shot is of the dirt road into my farm. It's about 60 metres from the gate at the end of the road (which is to my neighbour's monstrosity rather than to my place, by the way) to where the car was when I took this with my phone. Visibility was a bit low. So was air quality. All you could do was huddle down inside and sweep the floor two or three times to keep the gerbils from digging tunnels in the living room. Life in Egypt...


Fabrizio Zanelli said...

Of course... The desert is "at the door". The question is: how dangerous is to breath little sand dust? Do you use any filter on mouth / nose?

Maryanne Stroud Gabbani said...

I don't usually bother. I do try to stay indoors and quiet because I've had problems in the past with asthma. This year, however, I discovered that a breakfast of a piece of toast with a couple of tablespoons of nigella sativa seeds and cheese takes pretty good care of the asthma.

There are statistics that people in Cairo are adversely affected by the sand, dust and pollution in the air. I'm sure that it's true. While the sandstorms here at the edge of the desert are worse, at least we don't have the pollution.

Janet said...

I guess every place has its weather phenomenons - deserts have sandstorms, beaches have hurricanes, mountains have earthquakes, here there are tornadoes. Guess you just get used to it.
Good sandstorm photo.

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