Winter. Or is it?

Monday, January 8th, 2007 @ 8:35 | life

Living in Finland, I’ve accustomed to calling winter the time of year when it’s generally white everywhere. Sure it may be a sad slush in the city, but still: there’s snow on the ground.

The last snow we had was in late October or early November. It felt like winter for a week, since then it’s been just rain and darkness. Anyone saying there’s no greenhouse effect is welcome to take a peek. The grass has been green all December!

I don’t much care about the snow per se, since I’m not into any winter sports these days. But it’s so dark without snow. And of course, regular rain is also an unwelcome phenomenon at +1…+5 degrees centigrade. Snow wouldn’t make me wet and miserable.

I’m beginning to think we’re not going to see any snow this winter, but there’s still February to go, which should be the coldest month of the year. We’ll see. On the other hand I’m glad, because our new windows at home do not keep the cold outside.

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