It’s snowing again here at Aquatom Mansion. It takes a while for the snow to normally reach this neck of the woods, but yesterday lunchtime we found ourselves in the middle of a blizzard, and Scotland were basking in glorious sunshine. OK, maybe basking is the wrong word to use, but it was bright there. The news report on TV had live pictures with a journalist on the scene on the banks of a river in one of the Scottish towns. They were reporting on the fact that it was snowing in the Outer Hebrides. Why they had a reporter in a different place where it wasn’t snowing is beyond me, but I find that the news crews always seem to want to be at the point where a news story breaks. They should have come here if they wanted snow!
It wasn’t as bad as the white out the other week, I must add. And the snow has just started to fall again tonight. It has settled very quickly, which doesn’t look good for the roads. Still, it will all be clear again soon enough.
Blizzards are funny old things, aren’t they? One minute you can be walking or driving in, well, clear weather. The next second a few snowflakes drift downwards. A few seconds later you get the feeling that you re moving sideways – when you aren’t moving at all – as the amount of snow that is falling is dizzying and mesmerising. I’ve not been mesmerised for a while now, but I was yesterday.
One thing I’m really pleased about is the break in the snow, that allowed me the chance to see the Geminids. I’m not sure if I’ll have the same opportunity to see the next Lunar Eclipse, but I’ll have to wait and see there… if not, there’ll be another chance soon enough!
I’ve just looked out of the window and it looks as though a good two centimeter’s worth of snow has fallen in the last half an hour or so, and it is still falling. It must be really bad elsewhere…