Thursday, October 15, 2009

Theme Thursday - Climate Change

We're certainly experiencing climate change right now, here on the island. It's not an unexpected change. It is, after all, mid-October. Summer couldn't last forever. Nonetheless, it's shocking to look out the window and see this

instead of this.

I'm particularly aware of the change this year, because for the first time in several years, we will not be taking The Turtle to Mexico this winter. We have plans for an extended trip to England in the Spring, and the travel budget won't allow for both trips. We will go to Hawaii for a couple of weeks, but not until late January - so we will be here on the island for most of the winter. Considering how hard winter hit the island last year, I'm more than a little apprehensive. I don't do winter, you know. It's cold and it's slippery.

I cannot speak with any authority to the larger issue of Climate Change, except to say that the doubters should maybe have a look around them, or step outside. Therefore, I shall close with a fond memory. A friend in Ontario said - oh, it must have been twenty years ago - that she was buying a house and staying put, because sooner or later, Ontario would be the Banana Belt. It seems she was a bit of a prophet.


Barry said...

Sadly she likely was, but at the moments we're at about half our normal temperature.

I'm typing this with the furnace on and covered with a blanket.

Sandra Leigh said...

Oh, dear. I'll think warm thoughts for (of?) you. Here, it's also cool - and raining - but I suspect it's warmer than in Ontario.

AngelMay said...

Hey! That second view looks AWFULLY familiar.... :)

Tom said...

hmmm...seems like winter is coming on early this year, so who knows.

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