Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Dusty Day

We've hit that time of year where the weather is becoming erratic here. In Kabul we are now seeing daily highs in the low to mid-70's and lows in the 40's. But everything can change in minutes.

We also felt the tremors from two earthquakes further north in Kyrgyzstan Sunday night and Monday morning.

The sun climbing over the mountains east of Kabul.
The day started out pleasant enough. Cool with a light breeze.

By afternoon, locals were watching the wind coming in from the north.
It looked like we might get some rain.
The breeze was cool and there was that rain scent in the air.

Instead we got dust!
Market down by the Kabul River.

The pedestrian bridge over the river.

On a clear day, this hill looks like this.

Yesterday, it looked like this.

Slightly different angle.

The sun was barely a spot in the gray-brown sky.
This is at 4 PM.