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...on cars parked outside, on garden tables...what is it? I am sure it is not pollen as the particles are too large for that and I don't remember seeing them before.
I remember reading many years ago about Saharan dust being blown in the direction of Europe, is this the same? I also think they are a bit sticky as I have done 80 mins of 120 kmph on the motorway today and they are still there...not blown away!
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Old 11.05.2015, 19:10
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Re: Yellow dust...

Yes, we've had the same yellow dust on our balcony, windowsills and kitchen floor. To be honest I thought it was pollen.
Sorry, not much help.
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Re: Yellow dust...

Around here it is pollen, but we Aargauers are different

We'll get a good shower eventually and it will all wash away.
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Re: Yellow dust...

It's pollen. Sand isn't sticky anyway.
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Old 11.05.2015, 19:38
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...on cars parked outside, on garden tables...what is it? I am sure it is not pollen as the particles are too large for that and I don't remember seeing them before.
I remember reading many years ago about Saharan dust being blown in the direction of Europe, is this the same? I also think they are a bit sticky as I have done 80 mins of 120 kmph on the motorway today and they are still there...not blown away!
yellow and sticky you say....insects

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Old 11.05.2015, 20:08
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Re: Yellow dust...

I'd say pollen, and it's not difficult to clean! A wet cloth and a wipe and it's all good to go.
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Re: Yellow dust...

Yellow+very fine = Pine tree pollen. (as posted elsewhere - it is a bitch on the surface of the pool)
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Re: Yellow dust...

Gold dust, this is Switzerland
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Re: Yellow dust...

chem trail mind control chemicals... dont touch it or you will be anally probed in the next week.
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Re: Yellow dust...

If it's yellow don't eat it.
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Re: Yellow dust...

you mean this-Hagebutte
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Old 11.05.2015, 20:41
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Yellow+very fine = Pine tree pollen. (as posted elsewhere - it is a bitch on the surface of the pool)
Apparently it doesn't happen every year (it didn't last year where we live) due to environmental factors but is more profound during water scarcity or prolonged periods of cold

Info (in German) here
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Re: Yellow dust...

Sorry folks - boring head on - it's the same every spring, in the 15 yrs. that I've lived here - nothing weird or unsual at all.

Just look around ..... loads of dandelions, blazing yellow, everywhere - probably added to by the yellow fields of raps (rape seed), but I can't confirm - but definitely dandelion pollen.
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Sorry folks - boring head on - it's the same every spring, in the 15 yrs. that I've lived here - nothing weird or unsual at all.

Just look around ..... loads of dandelions, blazing yellow, everywhere - probably added to by the yellow fields of raps (rape seed), but I can't confirm - but definitely dandelion pollen.
Are you sure it's not fallout from Mühleberg?
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Old 11.05.2015, 21:18
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Are you sure it's not fallout from Mühleberg?
No, it's actually Aromat.

Dropping it from Rega Helicopters so it covers everything is how the Swiss government get the local population addicted to it.
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...on cars parked outside, on garden tables...what is it? I am sure it is not pollen as the particles are too large for that and I don't remember seeing them before.
I remember reading many years ago about Saharan dust being blown in the direction of Europe, is this the same? I also think they are a bit sticky as I have done 80 mins of 120 kmph on the motorway today and they are still there...not blown away!
On windy days at just the right time of spring, you can actually watch clouds of this pollen waft down from pine and fir trees. I've gotten tons of it in my apartment this year, but by some miracle I've not had any allergic reaction whatsoever. Fingers crossed...
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Re: Yellow dust...

...so fir/ pine dust it is. Although the gold dust option is my favourite
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...on cars parked outside, on garden tables...what is it? I am sure it is not pollen as the particles are too large for that and I don't remember seeing them before.
I remember reading many years ago about Saharan dust being blown in the direction of Europe, is this the same? I also think they are a bit sticky as I have done 80 mins of 120 kmph on the motorway today and they are still there...not blown away!
It's pollen.
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Re: Yellow dust...

That was botanical pornography
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That was botanical pornography
That'll teach you not to go clicking on random links posted by random peoples on the interwebs.

You should know better.

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