Last night it was about -12°C. We took the dogs for a walk down by the harbor and watched the lunar eclipse from shortly after onset to totality. Unfortunately my camera malfunctioned, but I expect that there are at least 37,000,000 photos of it without mine. On the way home we saw fireworks on the hillside in celebration of the solstice. Despite the forecast, the sky was full of stars, not snowflakes.
"Over there" where I am, the airport thermometer, a mile from me, reads 8°F (-13.3°C), mine says 3° (-16.1°C). It's another in a long series of cloudless days, not much snow this season so far. Forecast for Sunday, with informative scientific precision, is "a chance of snow."
I believe that this is the first reference I've ever encountered to the Kalmar Union. Sad to realize how absolutely missing from my schooling was the history of that part of the world. I should fix that.
If you look into the subject you will see a striking similarity between two queens, each the first of her name, each with a namesake being present queen regnant, and each the daughter of an extraordinarily evil king.
It's still here since last time. Studs and frozen windscreens in the mornings. Blowing a gale right now.
Must've been some strong westerlies recently for Scottish mists to drift all the way over to Denmark.
Glad Yule everybody.
Several weeks of rain and wind down here at sea level, cold last night. Up the hill at my daughter's house, 6 miles away and 1800 ft. up, gobs and gobs of snow. So she says. I'll find out tomorrow.
Thanks, Steve, the same to you and everyone else.
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