For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.
This week’s topic is Dust Storm ( a meteorological phenomenon common in arid and semi-arid regions. Dust storms arise when a gust front or other strong wind blows loose sand and dirt from a dry surface. Also called black blizzard & black rollers – terms used during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s; also called haboob.)
For the dust storm collage, I went with mostly desert scenes and a few pictures from National Geographic of an actual storm – with local residents praying for relief. The Virgin Mary is a bit of a twist since the men are most likely praying to God known to them by a different Name. But it reflects how truly helpless mankind is in the face of weather and how often we pray extra hard when suffering through something totally out of our control.