Saturday, January 27, 2007
Hail King Winter!
It’s been freezing these last couple of days. Finally, you could say, because it has been unseasonably warm this winter. So much so, that I discovered a been on our front door last Sunday, when we went to the swimming pool. In our front garden, which faces south, the flowers are pushing up and showing their heads. You can hear some birds that you wouldn’t hear normally before spring singing too. So we will probably loose a lot of plants because now the temperature finally dropped to normal lows for this time of year.
I’m glad it’s cold now. Frankly I find it a bit worrying. Not that this winter is so warm, but that it’s one in a whole series. Temperatures have been breaking records for the past decade or so. This year we had the warmest July, September, October, November, December and January ever (or at least for decades). And the previous five records fell in the last ten years or so. Except May of course, when we had our marriage: it was freezing and raining with gusts of wind like in autumn. Figures.
If it continues like this, I wonder if my kids will ever be able to play in the snow here, like we used to do when I was young.