The sun looked weird and ominous.
I clicked on the local newspapers. Sure enough, a huge cloud of dust had suddenly blown in from Egypt and was covering Israel.
Sde Dov, Tel Aviv's small airport, did not let planes land. And the Environmental Protection Ministry issued a warning of severe air pollution all over the country and urged the elderly, people with heart or lung conditions, pregnant women, and children to stay indoors.
Well, I hoped I didn't fit any of those categories and went out to take a picture.
We are hoping for rain tonight to make the air easier on the nose and eyes. Achoo!
SkyWatch Friday participants are showing their (hopefully brighter and clearer) skies starting tonight. Have a look.