zephyr illusions photo by donna October 1992. The view atop Chasseral, Jura Mountains looking across Switzerland to The Alps on the horizon. Fog, intensely thick, rising from Lac Bienne and stretching its fingers high onto the Lignières-Plateau de Diesse after wholly filling the valley below the plateau.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

'The Day After Tomorrow'?

The extreme winter weather that Russia and eastern and northern Europe is experiencing has been on my mind for the last couple of weeks. Snow, strong wind and frigid temperatures as cold as -33C (-28F) are making for severely harsh living conditions for the citizens inhabiting this part of the world.
Reading these stories about the weather and the harsh conditions it brings makes me think of the science-fiction film 'The Day After Tomorrow' and i cannot help but to believe that we are in the very midst of experiencing the long talked about, albeit controversial, effects of global warming speeding up the advancement of the next Ice Age....

... it may be too late to reverse that which Mother Nature has in store for us, but I send out my sincerest thoughts that those affected by this harsh winter will be able to find a way to stay warm and safe.


  1. I agree.. it seems that everytime the world does something, mother nature strikes back. The last years have seen some big examples of that. The tsunami, new orleans and off course the quake in pakistan. You can't begin to imagine how it must be to be swamped by snow and have no more shelter than a small tent.

  2. yes, there have a been a lot of natural disasters the last few years. to me, it's seems like some sort of wake-up call from a powerful entity.
    my extreme weather experience pales in comparison, but having lived through 4 strong hurricanes in 6 weeks (my town directly affected by 2 in 2 weeks) during the 2004 florida hurricane season, i have a reasonably good idea of what power Mother Nature holds and how humbling can be her superstorms. i don't wish it on anybody to have to experience a deep freeze with inadaquate shelter & heat.

  3. Hello Donna it's me...the one you don't know...well i've written Tim & Tony a few e-mails and..the mentioned me in i think 2 eps.. but well...i like your blog..it's so civilized (whatever that means)...lol well i'm gone back to timandtony.com to wait for the next ep they "said" they recorded last friday...**** does it really take them a whole week to edit one 30-40minute show....well...later donna.

  4. hey Ólafur, of course i know who you are.... you're the famous Ólafur from Iceland. thanks for the compliment on my blog. hehee, it's very nice to be considered 'civilized' :)
    see you soon @ Tim and Tony's podcast show comments! ... btw, maybe one day we can convince them to quit their dayjobs and podcast fulltime... then they would have no excuse for taking so long with editting :p