Dismal light

Last night at 4a.m. came a big clap of thunder.  I got up to go and disconnect all electronic equipment from the mains power, in case of a damaging spike.

Going back to bed, I notice it’s a lot lighter than it should be.  My window is lit up, almost bright enough to be daylight through thick cloud.  Not in a healthy colour, rather a dirty grey shade of salmon pink.  Looking more closely, I see it’s snowing: the light is just the usual streetlight pollution reflected off thick, falling snow.  Why the **** are we burning so many ugly bright lights at 4 a.m.?

Going out today, I’m disappointed to find it’s nothing like last winter’s real snow, but rather classic English mild-weather slush.  Ugh.  Still seems to have brought half the county to a halt.


Posted on December 20, 2010, in seasons. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Up here in the dizzy heights of Deer Park I missed the thunder clap – despite sleeping lightly and having hearing like a bat – and our snow’s been quite light, crisp and pretty, though it’s starting to freeze hard and look more ugly now.

    The street light thing is a mystery to me too. The lights to the left of my house (as I look out) stay on all night, whilst the ones on the right go off at a late hour. It’s all the same road, and it doesn’t lead anywhere. I’m baffled…perhaps the local authority knows I’m very late home sometimes and leaves them on just for me?

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