Icicles!!

Have you got any idea how cold it is in Pretoria at the moment? Apparently its the lowest recorded temperature in 52 years! On Monday morning 5am, they said over the radio, that the temperature, taking into account the wind factor, was nearly -10°C!!!

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Here are some photo’s which were taken close to my office. The sprinklers were left on over night, and we thought it a novelty at first, but it happens every day now. In the morning on my way to work I see these poor plants covered in ice. Such a waste of water if you ask me! Anyhow. I’ve been fluish – spent the whole of yesterday in bed with lots of medicine and sleep. I feel much better today, but not a 100% just yet.

But even though its flippin’ freezing, and I have a headache, and a scratchy throat, there is one good thing about today: ITS FRIDAY!!!

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    Pstonie Says:

    My friend lives in Estonia, where it frequently drops to around -20°C in winter, and sometimes all the way down to -35°C. That’s cold.

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    Beth Says:

    global warming or not, that’s cold :)

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    Pstonie Says:

    It’s hard to know what to make of global warming, seeing as scientists can’t agree whether it exists or not. But there seems to be evidence to support it. The human body raises its own temperature to kill infections, and just like a fever, it could be possible that the ecosystem is throwing the seasonal calendar out the window in an attempt to get rid of the organisms causing it harm.

    Still, like a really smart infection, I’m sure that humans will adapt to whatever earth tries to do to get rid of us.

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    Dizzy Dee Says:

    Global warming some call it… I dunno, seems rather weird to me too. I’m suspecting however, that the seasons have never been ‘normal’ – instead they’ve been changing all along. Spiralling maybe? That being the reason for the bigger changes recently?

    Argh, who knows!

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    Pstonie Says:

    What’s weirder is how it suddenly turned winter a couple of days ago. Is it just me or has the seasons in SA been increasingly erratic over the last few years? First blazing hot summers and now this.

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