This morning I awoke to find a crazy orange glow coming through the bedroom window. On closer inspection, and after watching the morning news, it was revealed to be a massive duststorm that had blow across from western New South Wales. The dust completely blanketed Sydney, closing down ferry services on Sydney Harbour and flights departing from and arriving at Sydney airport. Many commuters decided to have the day off instead of attempting to navigate the hazardous road conditions, and those with respiratory problems were advised to stay indoors.
Further north from Sydney (about 70 kilometres), where I live, conditions were much the same, as the following photos attest. The poor horses and cows didn’t seem too fazed by this unusual event, but the orange glow in the sky and dusty haze sure made for some stunning backgrounds.
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