Saturday, January 03, 2009

Do you know what's ridiculous?

Ky still hasn't seen snow in Victoria. It started snowing pretty much hours after her flight left for "back East" for Christmas. But then the snow stayed and I was promising her that she'd see Victoria under snow when she got back here. Except she's flying back today and check out the view out my door:

Right. The same as when she left. Except sunnier. She's going to think that the snow we had was all an elaborate prank. "No really! We get snow here! You should have seen the snow!"

Well, at least she'll get to experience Suddenly Landing in Spring, which is always my favourite part of flying back from Saskatchewan in the wintertime. Last year, when I flew back, the Victoria weather cooperated so that it was actually sunny outside when I landed. After weeks of whites and greys, it was shocking landing in a technicolour world. Very Wizard of Oz.

4 comments:

Leslie M-B (trillwing) said...

I know exactly the phenomenon you're talking about. During winter break from school in Iowa, I'd fly home in a parka and clothes designed to accommodate windchill of 60°F below 0, and I'd emerge into palm tree land at LAX.

Enjoy the nice weather!

Meg P. said...

You should send Ky over here. It snowed all day today. Again.

Queen of West Procrastination said...

Meg: It's weird how close we live and how drastically different the weather is. Actually, it was all snowy everywhere else but directly inside this crazy city. Like, there's still snow at Ariann and Derek's.

Leslie: Considering what a shock it is flying from Wintertime to Victoria, I couldn't imagine what it would be like to land at LAX in a parka!

Middle Earth said...

Do the trees lose there leaves there in winter? Or some trees do and some don't? I noticed one tree in the photo appeared to have leaves, but the other didn't.