Saturday, February 09, 2008

Trivia, Saturday edition

daffodils sprouting
Originally uploaded by udge
Being a fine crop of whiffle.

As promised, a photo of Spring caught in the very act of tensing its muscles. These daffs are growing wild in a semi-unmaintained roadside planter thingy outside our office.

I spent over an hour today reading through my building-volume calculations for the competition in Smalltown, and conclude that I was right. There is only one error that I can see, and it's on the order of a hundredth of one percent of the total volume, so I would say that we are as near as dammit to correct. Good. [Updated: it is to laugh. Read the follow-up here.]

Cooking an early dinner as I write, comfort food: a Maultaschen, zucchini and mushroom omelette. It's still daylight outside, though the sun has set: Spring is truly on its way. The weather office says that there is no further chance of frost during the next six weeks or so.

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Anonymous Bil said...

It was -31C in Regina at 9:00 a.m. and we plugged all three cars in last night. There are, however, tiny daffodils in pots for $3.99 at Safeway.

February 9, 2008 at 9:15:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger zhoen said...

We still have snow in the forecast, no real Spring until April here, with luck.

February 9, 2008 at 10:38:00 p.m. GMT+1  
Blogger Udge said...

I'm glad to hear that some places do have proper winters, we had I think two nights of frost and a single light snowfall this year.

February 10, 2008 at 12:22:00 a.m. GMT+1  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Most of January we had -2c or so every night, but back up to +10c in the daytime. Today was sunny (imagine that) and a nice +20c, with warmer weather all week and nighttime lows of +4 or so, hopefully our winter is gone also but usually we have two nice weeks and then cold.

February 10, 2008 at 2:27:00 a.m. GMT+1  

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