From the moment Al Gore started to waffle about Global Warming, I was an unbeliever. It was patently obvious to anyone with a modicum of sense that it was the greatest load of bollix. Junk science piled on top of junk science.
Unfortunately, the Earth’s population as a whole doesn’t seem to be blessed with a modicum of sense, and they lapped it up. Eventually, the Global Warmists decided that their junk was no good, so they modified their campaign to Climate Change, thereby avoiding the embarrassing fact that the Earth seems to be cooling.
I am a firm believer in Climate Change. Why? Because it’s fucking obvious that the Earth’s climate has been changing since the year dot. In fact, if it ever stopped changing I would start to get worried.
There is no doubt that Ireland is experiencing a wee drop of Climate Change of its own. It has been snowing here since Friday [or was it Thursday?] and the worst is yet to come. They are forecasting ten inches of snow over the next couple of days, which means that Up Here in the mountains, it’s going to be a lot more.
I like snow. I especially like snow when I don’t have to go out in it. The old Manor always looks good under a good blanket of the white stuff, as all the weeds, long grass and other bits of junk lying around are all nicely hidden from view. Possibly the only down side is that Herself refuses to live in the garden shed, so in the spirit of whatever, I have allowed her indoors.
The big point is though, that I don’t ever remember a proper fall of snow in November. The second half of December, maybe, but not November. Add to that the fact that a ten inch snowfall is rare even in January and also that we are breaking all records for the coldest November temperatures, I think we can safely say that has been a wee drop of Climate Change going on in just this neighbourhood.
It’s just after four, as I scribble this and the garden is looking splendiferous under a thick blanket of pink snow. I say pink, because we have had some weirdly coloured skies lately.
It certainly makes for some interesting opportunities with the camera.