Have you observed the latest Sarraya* just an hour or two ago? Omg, it was amazing! I normally would hate the rain, but as long as I'm dry in & don't have anywhere to go, I don't have a problem with it. I actually love watching it from the window. So today, when it ran, I couldn't help but observe the whole thing & even document it!
I was widely awake sitting on my computer when the sun was just rising, & it was getting lighter & lighter as any other morning. But then I noticed that it wasn't sunny. It was cloudy. I didn't really bother, & got back to my computer. Then just a little while later, I turned my head towards the window & to my horror, suddenly it got so dark outside!!! I had to double-blink to conceive it! Then it got even darker & darker! I swear, I just turned my head back to the screen for a minute & it totally shifted to the darkest!
Immediately, I started snapping & taking videos right away; it was a fun experience not to be missed!
At first, it got dark & windy, as I said, then as I was taking pictures & videos, it started raining gently. I didn't mind it in the beginning, but then I had to close the window because I feard for my camera to get damaged or something. I also noticed that my sleeves were getting little splashes & in case you didn't know, I hate to get wet, so it was time to shut the window.
Just notice how quickly the colors dramatically changed!!
There was no significant time difference between the two shots; just 2 to 3 minutes!!
My poor baby, got dusty-rained!
My poor camera got dusty-rained! loool Thankfully, the lens didn't get soaked (much). As I cleaned up the camera, I noticed that the rain has increased. I went to the window & by then opening it wasn't a wise option. The rain was falling right onto my direction, & it just kept falling harder & harder, & to the point that it hailed!! Little hail, though, but it was fun still! There was a little bit of lightning too, but very little. I don't remember hearing any thunder, just the wind blowing & birds singing in the background. (I don't remember hearing their sounds at the time of the event, but when I watched the videos I took, I could hear them chirping. It was amazing!!!)
At some point there was no signal from the satellite
But it seems that I'm the only one who was greatly enjoying this. From what I've read from some of my Facebook friends, their experiences wasn't as light & friendly as mine! However, I hope it was fun for the rest of people & most importantly, safe for those who were outside, especially the ones who were diving or travelling. I read that people were stuck at the airport. Hope they're safe now.
That's when it was raining the heaviest.
(it wasn't that dark in reality; that's because I was using flash)
After the storm...
The "hosh" ** looked so funny, as it always does after every sand storm with torn out leaves & muddy dust everywhere. lol I went to the front door to document the experience from another angle, & to my happiness, I found my older brother, his wife & my youngest nephew enjoying the observation of the Sarraya. My brother & nephew were wet, as they did go into the rain a little while ago. Then they did again as I asked them again & filmed the whole thing. It was a lot of fun!
Dusty & muddy floors; typical thing after every sand storm...
Dried out dust on the window pane... or whatever they call that thing.
Clouds cluttering the sky beautifully...
Well, its sunny now. With a lot of scattered clouds, but the sun keeps coming in & out. I could still smell the beautiful smell of dust-mixed-with-rain. It's the best smell ever! I totally am in love with it. Ahhh, its sooo beautiful!!! I really wish it could be bottled up so that I could indulge in whenever I feel like it. Mmmm....! Or I could just water-spray a little dusty area. That will work too.
And then the sun came out... & it felt like a real morning.
So that was my experience with today's Sarraya; a lot of fun as you can see! How was yours??? ;D
*The Sarrayat: Is a seasonal rain storm period, where heavy but fast rainfalls would shower violently & sweep & flood everything.
** Hosh: Kuwaiti word meaning "Yard"
Apparently, there's going to be another sand storm tomorrow morning, April 18, so guys be prepared.
(al7een kil wa7id marathiya! ;P)