The other day Hub and I were getting into the car when I noticed that it was filthy. It looked as if sand or dust had mixed in with the rain and spattered it all over. Everyone else’s car was the same.
Joking, I said to Hub ‘it looks like the harmattan.’ Memories of the time we lived in Nigeria, and the thick dust at the height of the dry season, which blew from the Sahara and covered everything. There was no point in dusting and cleaning. It was as bad after 5 minutes as it had been before.
I was intrigued to discover, later that day on the weather forecast, that the messy stuff on the cars is exactly that – fine harmattan dust and sand from the Sahara.
Makes you realise once again that we’re all ecologically connected…
Harmattan, from polifaso.wordpress.com