Friday, January 15, 2010

The Three Degrees

Ahhh - - was it only yesterday when everything looked like this?

And this evening, when I got in the car to come home after a long and interesting day's roleplay, the temperature display said three degrees Celsius.

For a moment, I just couldn't understand it. A 3 without a minus sign before it? What could this be?

Then I worked out what it meant. Three degrees above freezing! - - Tropical paradise!

And suddenly, the snow was mostly gone. All the time I'd been working with medical students it had been thawing. Though there's some still left in our side street, which was the snowiest place in Leeds apart from the doctors' surgery.

A lot of people have sent me photographs of beautiful snow-covered countryside and it does look stunning, but I haven't seen much of it for real: for one thing, the roads were a bit too hazardous to get there.

So I don't think I appreciated the Big Freeze really and I'm welcoming the Big Thaw and hope it continues.

However, my friend Sarah sent me this photograph of a protest meeting against the thaw, and I thought you might enjoy it.


Blogger Silverback said...

"West Yorkshire police were called to a Global Warming protest being held in a field near Harrogate today when local residents felt things could turn ugly".

Inspector Trubshow of WYP was quoted as saying "We got there around mid afternoon but had to return to the station when we realised that most of the protesters had simply melted away."

6:53 pm  
Blogger Katherine said...

I'm still chuckling. What a wonderful lot of expressions on their faces too!

9:21 pm  

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