Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Dusty Skies In Arizona

Our youngest son is currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arizona. I had heard that there was a haboob, or dust storm, last week in or near the area where he's serving. So, of course, I had to ask him about it in my email to him a few days ago.

In his weekly email, he replied that when the dust storm hit, he and his missionary companion happened to be at the church building, so they waited in there until most of the dust storm passed. Then they headed home.

While he was waiting at the church building, he took pictures of what the sky looked like and sent a few of the pictures home via email. Here's one of the pictures he sent.

You can see how windy it was at the time of this storm by how the trees are bending in the wind. And the sky certainly is a dusty color.

For those unfamiliar with what a haboob, or dust storm, may look like, this is a photo from Wikimedia Commons showing a haboob in Texas.

Haboob in Ransom Canyon, Texas 2009
Wikimedia Commons - Photo by Leaflet

That looks pretty ominous and scary to me. I definitely would not want to be caught out in one of those dust storms! And I'm glad that our son was inside at the time the dust storm hit in Arizona this past week.

Contrast the dusty sky picture at the top of this post with this one taken by our son a couple of days after the dust storm in Arizona.

What a difference! And what a gorgeous sky!

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