Ironically enough…

… today we officially commenced summer time and as many pointed out so gleefully earlier this week: it’s spring! Forgive me if I don’t share your enthusiasm at this point.

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Helsinki Spring 2012

The above was the view at 0930 this morning. The lovely thing about spring snow is that it covers the emerging piles of dog-doo and other debris that has been buried for three months or more. The not-so-lovely part of spring snow here in the south of Finland is that it is often short-lived and melts to dirty slush in a matter of hours.

So, of course here we go with Alanis Morissette and Ironic. I’d totally forgotten how this clip looked. Now, is that ironic or what?!

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10 comments

  1. Oh, I hear you, sister. We had 70s for 3 days, and today it’s not supposed to get much above the mid-30s, with a chance of snow. And I dug out all my summer clothes, used them for three days, and now they’re just in the way! That’s a -30℉ difference. Aaaaagggghhhhhhhh! But better weather is coming!

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  2. Here, just outside Santa Fe – we’re at 6500′ – snow showers last weekend and daytime temps of 35 degrees F.

    Today it is 80 degrees F.

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    • That’s a significant variance. My first visit to Finland was in winter from southern hemisphere summer. +25 when I left and -10 when I arrived. Major shock!

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  3. Argh – so very sorry!
    We haven’t returned to cold in nyc, but while the weekdays haven’t been bad, weekends have been cold and wet.
    Hope the weather turns seasonal soon!

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    • Waiting … waiting… 🙂 I agree, the song is a good pick, I’d forgotten just how fitting it would be!

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