Mexican Dust

Several days of ago we had a bit of winter in Texas.  Some parts had snow, but our area had red dust.  Cars that were parked outside were covered with the dust.  I thought I got left out, but found the red dust on my slate steps.  The dust was picked by the storm from a dry area in Mexico and came back to earth in the rain.  It is interesting how nature is interconnected.

22 Comments on “Mexican Dust”

  1. Christina says:

    We sometimes get the sand from the Sahara here when it rains after strong winds from the south, everything turns orange

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    It’s amazing what air currents carry. Satellites show that the dust storms of the Sahara reach the New World. Incredible!

  3. Misti Little says:

    Huh, I didn’t notice that over here. I’ve also been hibernating a bit, too.

  4. shoreacres says:

    Oh, yes. There’s still some on my car, and I’ve had to battle it on the boats. It certainly shows up nicely on white fiberglass!

  5. It is, we get Saharan sand sometimes and Christina in Italy does too.

  6. Tina says:

    I hesitate to “like” anything that requires cleaning up.

  7. tonytomeo says:

    We are getting yellow dust from the redwoods. Ick.

  8. Deb says:

    I was curious as to how you had red dust,I see plenty of yellow stuff in the spring when pine trees pollinate,. Interesting that it came all that way! Did you get the rain to clean off your steps?

  9. It is indeed interesting how the world is connected.

  10. Sheryl says:

    The red dust looks annoying. It’s amazing how far the dust can travel.

  11. I wasn’t aware of this in Austin, and had to look it up just now:

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