Four Celsius Degrees

21 February 2019 – Not to copy the numerical title style of each sloppybuddhist post (a blog I recommend), but

But, I have the number four on my mind.

Yes, it is a sparkly sunny day, pouring down upon us six happy degrees of almost-warmth. However the historical average is ten, not six, I want you to know, and we citizens of this temperate rainforest are feeling short-changed.

Snow (snow!!!) fringes the Charleson Park snake fence, behind which a lonely chair sits unoccupied.

Ice invades the park’s pond, a hard skin farther out, tiny shards close to land.

Snow. Ice.  No wonder we are aggrieved.

On the other hand, the Canada Geese in False Creek don’t mind, and neither does Mr. Fix-It busy on his red sailboat …

neither does Dad With Stroller (and smart phone) down near Stamp’s Landing, for that matter, nor the cyclist behind him …

and the jay-walking crow clearly doesn’t care.

A ferry glides toward Spyglass Dock, unperturbed …

a guy (far left) in Hinge Park “golfs” tennis ball after tennis ball to his eagerly waiting dog (far right) for retrieval …

and a couple of skateboarders opt for a sunbath instead, in the Seawall’s curvy embrace near Olympic Village.

So.

By the time I order my Japadog # 12 (beef ‘dog’ with avocado, Japanese mayo, cream cheese & soy sauce) from the truck in Olympic Village, and sit wolfing it down in the open plaza …

those six available degrees of Celsius warmth are just fine, thank you.

Four more would be … superfluous.

 

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7 Comments

  1. What a lovely weather tribute. 🙂

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  2. I got a giggle trying to imagine whoever placed the chair in the field, moving it around until deciding that it was in the right place. 🙂

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  3. Our two weeks in Vancouver this year were the two weeks of snow and cold! Next time we hope to stay longer and have this 4 degrees as well!

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  4. Oh, I don’t know if four more would be superfluous….but that hot dog, maybe it would make up the difference. None of this scenery looks like my own, but the story certainly is familiar. We are inching up very, very gradually and eventually – maybe next week even? – we will make it to 50 degrees F – like your ten I think – where we should have been weeks ago. What a month! But it’s gone now. 🙂

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  5. Nice (albeit cold) post. I second your view of Hedy’s blog. 🙂
    Take care, and stay warm.

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