Friday, May 24, 2013

Pictures telling the story

Chill out and
Stop needling me...
I know it's not what it's cracked up to be...
Even the trees are leavin'.

The mound on pic 2 is needles from trees and other stuff collected by sweeper machines.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Swimming season is open!

I saw some people on the beach, obviously going for a swim in the river. Why?

Temperature curve.
We're hitting +25C, which is a practically a heat wave. So going for a swim, in the river might be tempting... until you remember it wasn't so many weeks ago it was covered by ice. The sea water is probably +5C at most , and river water might be a few degrees warmer but definitely chilly. I'm not sure if all the ice out on the sea has melted yet?

For some reason I wasn't able to embed my latest youtube video on the post so you'll have to go there to see it. Now it seems to work again.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

One Inch of Grass

There's some green grass on the lawns. Maybe one inch high in average. On some spots it's even two inches, amazing. I can't say the trees or bushes are getting green yet. No leaves, you see.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Excellent driving by OYS-941

The May 1st celebrations are the unofficial opening of picnic season. This time the weather kept any picnics from getting out of hand (rain showers, 10m/s wind, temperatures below +3C tend to cool the enthusiasm for it even if plenty of alcohol is included) but I was happy to be back to normal. This afternoon, after the sleet had stopped raining I met this example of fine driving.
The driver is obviously a highly trained professional driver, because he managed to keep his big vehicle on the narrow bikeway. Then he jumped off and went inside, probably to ask where the loading docks are. ( I doubt they'll use the front door for moving things? That's what loading docks are for, right?))

He picked a good spot by stopping there. Blocked the whole bikeway. On the left, a narrow gap with snow. On the right, soggy mud. Excellent.