Dust

Today (April 17) I left my trailer expecting the usual roasting sun and temps – we had a steady climb into the 90s last week. Instead, I found this:

The temperature must have fallen 20 or 25 degrees overnight. It is quite pleasant.

The dust has an odor that’s not completely an odor: it’s like walking into a woodworking shop where someone is using a very fine grit power sander. In the late afternoon, the air takes on a golden color that deepens until the sun sets. You have to see it to believe it. At night, the dust in the lights oddly reminds me of a hard snowstorm on a very cold night, with fine flakes.

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One Response to “Dust”

  1. Power Plant « Zeal and Activity Says:

    […] A while ago I said that dust storms turn the air golden in the afternoon. MAJ John Tammes has a good example from April. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Chemical releases from nuclear power plantsIran says atomic power plant by summerNuclear Schmuclear – another Koeberg is on the wayGoogle.Org Doubles Down on Solar Thermal Power […]

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