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Ramblings and Digressions from out of left field, and beyond....

Location: Piedmont of Virginia, United States

All human history, and just about everything else as well, consists of a never-ending struggle against ignorance.

Friday, March 13, 2009

And Now Today's Weather

The stirring, bright yellow colors of the jonquils (also called "daffodils") that are blooming now are to remind us that the several late season snowfalls that we've been having are not to be taken seriously, and have been sent here for effect -- and to twit me for my contention that the Winter Solstice is not the beginning of Winter at all but of Summer instead, because that's when the days finally stop gettimg shorter and shorter and instead suddenly start growing longer and longer. Regardless, the ever-earlier sunrises. along with an unusual number of nights lit by moons that look closer than usual and therefore reflect more light, have been taking some of the brunt out of the continuing cold.

Nobody in New York City, Tokyo, or Lagos would notice something like that.


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