Thursday, April 01, 2010

Twiddling thumbs.

31st March 2010. Yesterday, and this is what it looks like here. Not too deep, but it's back. It's melting again but slowly and I'm wishing I had put a bet on for a white Easter. It could still happen.

I defy anyone to report a 'cold spot' anywhere within five hundred miles. Nobody could possibly tell if the temperature dropped. It's already low enough to numb exposed skin. I also defy anyone to try to convince me that the world is warming. I can't remember the last time we had a white Easter here. My clematis should be rocketing with new growth by now - it's barely formed buds. Daffodils are only now rising above the soil. I still have snowdrops!

As for investigating hauntings - not a chance. A night out in this weather and I'd be the haunting.

I think I'll put a greenhouse where that pond was. With a heater in it.

I've just realised something. I often label photos with an abbreviated date, day/month/year, two digits each. 31st March 2010 comes out as 310310. Anyone know anything about numerology? It's interesting, but far too mathematical for me.


Regina Richards said...

Hunting Easter eggs in the snow? That's just not right.

Southern Writer said...

Happy birthday, Rom! Hope you get a warm, sunny day to enjoy. It's been around 80 degrees here this week. My bleeding heart came up AND bloomed in two days! It wasn't there, then it was. Amazing. My hostas are all up, the columbine, the silver bells ... I'll be so jealous if you build a greenhouse. I've always wanted one.

I don't know much about numerology, but if you hear anything, I'd like to know what 444 means. I've been seeing it EVERYWHERE lately.

Romulus Crowe said...

Regina - white chocolate ones ;)

It wasn't quite a white Easter but there is still snow on the hills, and not just on the big ones.

Romulus Crowe said...

SW - thanks! The weather was okay, a little rain but not too much.

I'm thinking along the lines of a small greenhouse, but big enough to sit in. The pond was in a sunny part of the garden which caused problems a few years ago. It had to be shielded to stop the fish overheating.

That was before global warming kicked in. Since then, there's been no need to shield it from the sun, and the fish have died from cold.

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