þriðjudagur, september 20, 2005

snow and sun

This morning the clouds outside the breakfast table were almost black. Then the sky opened up in a torrential toast-accompanying downpour, wind beating the drops against the window. By the time we got out to the car the rain was mixed with sleet, and then sitting at my desk this morning we had a heavy, wet snowfall. But now, at 11 am, it's sunny and beautiful out. Still, I can't help feeling like winter's cold fingers have wrapped themselves around the Land.

6 Comments:

Blogger ECS said...

Guðrún over here said she thinks God does his weather experiments up here in Iceland, so that is why the weather is so crazy.

20.9.05  
Blogger Neckbone said...

This gets to be the time of year when my opinion shifts and I start to ask myself if I really could do a whole bleak Icelandic winter.

Egads, do I hate when cold, wet and dark all get together.

21.9.05  
Blogger The Prima said...

I enjoy reading about Icelandic weather patterns and look forward to your winter posts. It's ironic that I whine that New England is cold compared to TX, but New England is warm compared Iceland.

21.9.05  
Blogger JB said...

Actually, Paul-from-New-England, believe it or not (and no doubt you won't), Reykjavík is warmer than Boston in the winter. Temps hover around freezing the whole time and there is more rain than snow. People whine here over a couple inches of snowfall in the city, in fact. None of this 0°F business here. Throw in some geothermal pools and it's much more bearable.

22.9.05  
Blogger Neckbone said...

I second that emotion. I originally hail from Connecticut, and can say with absolute certainty that it gets colder in CT than it does in Iceland. Of course, CT gets far less horizontal sleet and gale-force winds...

22.9.05  
Blogger JB said...

Wait a minute, did you say you "hail" from Connecticut? :-)

22.9.05  

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