|Photo: Pen Waggener|
We had a brief flurry of the real stuff yesterday. Great clumps of snowflakes were hurtling towards the car on my journey home up the A38. Even as my 50th birthday approaches, I get childishly excited about the stuff. Perhaps Lou and I would have to hole up on the campsite for a couple of days making snowmen and throwing snowballs? My excitement was short lived. Alas, the 'blizzard' ceased after ten minutes and I awake this morning to the usual shades outside of blue, brown, grey and green.
Isn't every snowflake supposed to be unique? 'Bollocks' I thought to myself as any distinguished philosopher might. There's been so many falling in so many places across the world that this fact couldn't possibly be right. I only had to go to Wiki to confirm that my thinking was correct. In 1988, an atmospheric researcher, Nancy Knight found two that were identical. Now that's my type of science!