Yellow Sky

Last weekend the ground covered with a layer of snow.  This morning it was dirt.  Tons of it.  I knew something strange was brewing this morning when I woke up and saw a yellow glow through my curtains.  That could only mean one thing: a sandstorm had enveloped the capital.

Here's what it looked like (photos from Xinhua): 

Sandstorm 2 xinhua 

Sandstorm 4 xinhua 

Sandstorm 5 xinhua

I went out for a bit in the afternoon, and when I got home felt like I'd swallowed a bucket-full of dirt.