We woke this morning to red dust over the town and blanketing everything. I smelt it before I opened my eyes. My silver car is now red. The news says the air pollution levels went to 1500 times their normal levels - the highest on record. Over half the state is covered. This is not so unusual for the west of the state but the dust rarely reaches the coast in this way.
The usual arguments about whether it is a result of climate change or just a rare occurrence.
I plan to have all my windows washed before putting the house on the market. I would have been very annoyed if they had been washed last week.
The skies are blue again but the winds are still very strong. We had a big storm last night, I would quite like another one to wash everything including the car.
I was going to take a photo from my window but it would just look like a fairly common foggy morning so I have taken some of the two Sydney icons from the Sydney Morning Herald website.
A retired teacher librarian who loves travelling especially by train and wastes a lot of time on the Internet.
An Anglican who knows God loves me as a gay man.
Moved at the beginning of 2010 from the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia to Dunedin, NZ.
One of the best things I ever did.
I became a New Zealand citizen on 2nd March 2016
I will always be an Aussie by birth but am proud to be a Kiwi by choice.