Wednesday, 23 June 2004
Infinite Variety Of Brit Weather
CREDIT: © Charles Winpenny/CornwallCAM.co.uk
WHERE: Cornwall, England. WHAT: changeable weather conditions.
MAP: English shires. Thumbnail  clicks pop-up larger images.
Ian Scott-Parker writes: Occasionally people ask me, as an expatriate Brit, if I miss my homeland. Here are four pictures from Charles Winpenny's CornwallCAM.co.uk web site. The two on the left were taken on Midsummer's Day, 21 June 2004, and the two on the right were taken the following day, 22 June. My sister rang on Sunday to say how beautiful it was outside: a soft rain was falling after four dry weeks following her return from a visit to Utah. There are people in southern Utah who have been known to cast decorum aside while enjoying pantiless dancing under such conditions when rarely experienced here, or even faking it under the lawn sprinklers.
Enduring cloudless blue skies, sunshine almost every day, and summer temperatures of 100°F is not for the faint hearted, but I suppose somebody has to do it. I had to go on the roof yesterday to adjust the cooler, and burned the heel of both hands on the hot felt. Today I took the state driving test, and had to sit out on the lot waiting for the examiner. She jumped in the car where I sat sweating, heard my accent, and then welcomed me to hell! I noticed she was 'garment wearing', an LDS (Mormon) tradition of white knees-to-neck-to-elbows undergarments; back home they use hair shirts.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)