Day 655

Mahboula

A clear day in Kuwait. September 2014

I’m in Southern Virginia now, and the rain is tipping over the local flora. Soon the sun will shine us into high temperatures and high humidity. And I am grateful that tree pollen season is almost over. Or rather the Japanese maple in the back yard will soon stop trying to strangle me.

The weather in Kuwait almost always contains references to dust as it blows from the dessert to the sea. And though a dessert, the high winds and humidity sit on the country through the summer. During a dust storm, it’s typical to see pictures that look intentionally antiqued. Or rather look like antiqued photo paper. They are often look like they lack images all together.

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You can imagine the impossibility of breathing such air without a filter. For me this ultimately became heavy scarves wrapped around my face. The traditional clothing for region is used to the same purpose.

 

 

 

 

 

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