Sahara Dust

Houston is clouded over with a thin mist of something one might find ethereal and magical, or just plain annoying: Sahara dust! Yes, dust from Africa has actually migrated here and makes our city look foggy. The good news: its presence in the Gulf helps keep hurricane formations at bay. So you could say the Sahara dust is protecting us.

Also, there’s something quite romantic about it. Did you know, for example, that sometimes in the winter Sahara dust migrates all the way to Paris and makes the snow look slightly pink?


  1. Love the painting of Paris with pinkish snow, that b/g is marvelous! And I love knowing that sort of minutiae. But I thought the heat from the Sahara was contributory to hurricanes in the Gulf? Time to go do some research…

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