Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It's Weather

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
Andrew John Herbertson, British geographer (1865-1915)

If you squint, it looks like a snow flurry. I had to look three times and I still couldn't accept that it was rain that glistened on the rink-side tables. I had neglected to look out the office window before heading for the locker room -- why would I need to check on the weather in advance of my second skating lesson? It's December, and we all know that it's cold and that it snows in December. I guess that's the climate of southern Ontario in December. The reality of weather jolted me out of my knitted hat, scarf and mittens. Although a couple of intrepid skaters braved the wet, I simply drank my hot chocolate looking out through the sparkling window -- squinting my eyes.


  1. Every major tourist attraction in London seems to have an ice rink nowadays. A few years back the rink at you-know-where had to be closed due to unseasonably high temperatures. There was a wonderfully ironic twist to this occurrence as the sponsor for the rink that year was British Airways…’climate change - what climate change…?’
    The hot chocolate strategy seems the best option - and you can’t fall over drinking that - unless it’s been laced with something…


  2. ah, and here we sit, trying to avoid any outdoor activity, as winds blow -38. Ah Alberta prairies.