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Three days later, I’ve had enough snow and watch it thaw with twisted delight. I’m not sure how it thaws when it’s still below zero, but I’m sure that it thaws because the thickness of the snow layer on my terrace is decreasing. I check at regular intervals, as regular as my smoking breaks, which take place at the terrace. Also, smoking kills, but so does snow.

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Posted by Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

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  1. No thaw happening here. With the windchill tonight it’s feeling like -15C. I’ll be putting on the warm woollies tonight 🙂

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    1. It might be of comfort to you that yesterday’s thaw changed into today’s fresh snowfall…

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  2. The snow sublimates. It changes from the crystalline structure directly into water vapor, taken up into the air, under the right conditions. That’s how it disappears without melting.

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    1. I suspected there was a perfectly natural physical explanation. I wasn’t interested enough to look it up, I was thinking I’d allow nature some mystery 🙂 (and I was just lazy, so thank you for giving me the answer!)

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  3. Like that word, sublimates – nice disappearing act. Keep warm and watch your step while taking those smoke breaks …..

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    1. Yes, sublimate is such a nice word! It belongs to poetry rather than physics. Thank you for your well wishes, it’s true that it’s bad enough that I smoke, no need to break my leg on the snow/ice on top of it 😉

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  4. Aliens Among Us

    hang on tight
    let’s shake in the wind
    look harmless!

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    1. I’ll never cease to be amazed by your creativity and imagination. Leaves as aliens! Lovely 🙂

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