Camouflage. And no filter. Red clay soil in a small town east of Oklahoma City with 🔷 @thechestergram / @thebarbarianhorde 🔷 aboard her chestnut, Astro. ( BTW you should check out the photos of her tiny pet pig, Waylon Jennings. )
I did a little digging on the topic and found this link about how during the Great Dust Bowl of the 1930's, red dust was everywhere.
Red Dust from Oklahoma Covers the Plains in the 1930s
The soil in the northern Great Plains is black, rich with organic material and humus that makes it a good medium for growing plants. And so, you'd expect the dust in the air to be the same basic color, black or gray.
But in the 1930s, people all over the country saw red dust blanketing their homes, towns and farms.
Millie Opitz remembers the red dust rolling in. She learned later that it came from Oklahoma. And trying to clean it up left her rags red.
The dust was red because the soils in Oklahoma – particularly in the panhandle of western Oklahoma – contain a lot of iron in them. Iron minerals, like hematite and ferrihydrite, will oxidize or rust, particularly in dry climates. That oxidation produces the distinctive red color of the soil and of the dust storms.
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