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Sue Burke
All we are is dust in the wind 
21st-Aug-2009 07:03 pm
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I cleaned house today and dusted the tops of my bookcases. They had been collecting dust since the start of summer.

The dust was composed of red-orange powder from the Sahara dust storms that ride north across the strait on heat waves, black urban grit, irritating yellow pollen, and a smidgen of fragrant ashes from forest fires — the perfect summary of this summer.

— Sue Burke
Comments 
21st-Aug-2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
We used to get the red dust in Hamburg from time to time, and that's a *long* way from the Sahara.
22nd-Aug-2009 08:28 am (UTC)
And it's a lot of dust. This NASA photo shows dust blowing across western Europe.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=1918

Here's another one.
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=1874

The horizon today is dusty.
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