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The Weather

May 19, 2009

How’s the weather at your end? Beautiful clouds had gathered in the afternoon sky but they were swept away by the dust storm. So in a while everything was covered in the sheets of dust and the cotton like stuff (sorry don’t know the name) was flying all over. It can put eyes in trouble if got into them.

So how was that possible the wind storm hit and the light didn’t go off. Right now we are withtout electricity. God knows how long will it take to fix the lines? I can hear rumbling in the sky which means there are still chances of a rain shower. Needless to say that I don’t like dust storms at all 😐

PS: 8:04 PM (Actually written on paper)

The rain came down at about 7:50 PM. It rained heavily for about ten minutes then the clouds moved forward. The night might be pleasant.

When it rained the soil gave away the typical smell that poets and writers talk of, “apni matti ki khushbo” etc. That fragrance could be experienced when the simmering earth embraces water (in the form of rain or sprinkle).

As IΒ  am writing down these lines on paper, the light is nowhere to be found. The weather is bearable sans electricity but what to do about mosquitoes? πŸ™‚

PSS: The light hasn’t come yet. I have to conserve the battery as well.

28 Comments leave one →
  1. bmk permalink
    May 20, 2009 9:19 am

    there was a little dust storm here in Lahore as well, last night. the shoppers & similar gand bala had a good flight. khair, it did help in bringing the temp down by few degrees. It has been been pretty hot. There was no load shedding after 12 PM till last week laiken ab they postiz perhaps have changed the timing. now 1 to 2 AM bhi load shedding hoti hay. So it becomes really hard to get up in the morning.ooper se day light saving ki vaja se ik hr. early aana paRta hay. har taraf se phansay hovay hain. yet I thank God when the IDPs come to mind & the mazdoor loog, working in scorching heat outside….

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 20, 2009 12:34 pm

      We have about 6 hours of load shedding daily which I believe is pretty manageable as long as they follow the schedule.

      You are right about mazdoor and IDPs. We should be thankful for everything we have…

  2. May 20, 2009 3:42 pm

    I love to smell the air after rain. πŸ™‚

  3. May 20, 2009 11:14 pm

    The weather has been kind to us for a past couple of days. Thank God for tht! πŸ™‚

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 10:59 am

      Err… that was so many days ago. It’s hot today πŸ˜›

  4. May 22, 2009 3:07 am

    I too was caught in the dust storm that day but I waited in a cafe and enjoyed the following drizzle. The word duststorm reminds me the verse;

    ye jo gard bad-e-hayat hay, koi is ki zad say bacha nahi’n
    magar aaj tak teri yaad ko may rakhoo’n sambhal sambhal kar
    .. πŸ™‚

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 10:59 am

      I don’t like dust storm because I don’t like dusting my room later on πŸ˜›

  5. May 23, 2009 2:48 pm

    i m struck with bad weather inside out.
    but mornings are comparatively refreshing!

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 10:59 am

      Yeah same here (the mornings are refreshing)…

  6. Ordinary Girl permalink
    May 24, 2009 12:19 pm

    I love the mitti ki khushboo! πŸ™‚ but the electricity situation is baaaad here in Lahore….almost 12 hours a day at my parents’ place.

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 11:01 am

      How’ve you been girl? πŸ™‚

      Yeah we too have electricity issues. Just putting up with them.

  7. May 24, 2009 2:57 pm

    weather is very refreshing ! hitting 47/48 degrees celsius !
    beautiful Bahawalpur πŸ˜€

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 11:02 am

      What else one can expect in the desert? πŸ˜€

  8. spotlesssoul permalink
    May 27, 2009 7:32 am

    Woah:) I love rains. Somehow, rains and tears are two different entities for me serving the SAME purpose of cleanliness. And undoubtedly rain doesn’t quench the thirst of arid land but it slakes human needs also. Then sweet redolent odour of soil after rain continues to give beautiful ending to my mood:)

    And weather here is errmm.. dunno really:P Since I’m enjoying holiday and spend 24/7 inside my room or home so can’t realized the intensity of heat outside:P But electricity in my area isn’t in bad condition, Alhamdullilah. It goes off for almsot 3 hours per day πŸ˜› which isn’t bad after keeping everyone else’s condition in mind:)

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 11:02 am

      Same here but guess what today the voltage is so low that AC can hardly run πŸ˜•

      But overall things are bearable.

  9. May 27, 2009 4:38 pm

    Just stopped by to wish you a “Happy Blogoversary” ~Nards!

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 11:03 am

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  10. May 27, 2009 5:01 pm

    Chilly and rainy 😦

    Happy blogoversary!

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 11:04 am

      I thought it is summer time in Toronto?!

      Thank you for your wishes πŸ™‚

  11. May 28, 2009 12:20 am

    i love the “Mitti ki khusbo”

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 11:04 am

      Me too πŸ™‚

  12. May 28, 2009 3:54 am

    Has the next post “Blogoversary” been removed?

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 11:05 am

      It’s up. Had made it private by mistake while editing πŸ™„

  13. May 28, 2009 5:50 am

    wht happened .. u removed ur blogoversary post …

    btw happy first anniversary …

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 28, 2009 11:07 am

      That post is back again πŸ˜›

      Thank you for the wishes πŸ™‚

  14. spotlesssoul permalink
    June 2, 2009 6:23 pm


  15. Unknown permalink
    June 18, 2009 11:16 am

    [q]the cotton like stuff (sorry don’t know the name)[/q]

    Must be the fibers of “sumbal” tree. I am, a sort of, in love with them.

    • Ayesha permalink
      June 18, 2009 2:15 pm

      Exactly! Those are the fibers of ‘Sumbal’ tree πŸ™‚

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