It's snowing again. Not too cold only -5C but I am fed up with snow and the shovelling of it. Mark Twain must have lived up here at some time, his observation about the weather sounds like it. The sun was shining earlier but it snowed anyway. When I lived in Fort St. John it snowed in July. Apparantly the British are having trouble with their little bit of snow, they should try 7ft with drifts of 16ft. When I lived in the south of England, I can't remember ever having snow.
I can remember the awful smogs that were common in London. I would walk to school with a scarf over my faces and when I got there I'd blow my nose and you wouldn't believe the colour of the handkerchief. Your collars were always black and kids were always being told to scrub their necks because of the black rings that would accumulate there and bathtubs would get a black scum around the edge from the dirt that would get on your skin.Now England is much cleaner. My mother died in one of the worst smogs in London in 1954. Thousands of people did.
Unfortunately even here in the pristine north of Canada there are now some advisories about pollution hanging around when the wind is not moving the air. So many use wood for heat that there can be a build up of smoke that doesn't blow away. We heat exclusively with wood that my husband gets for us from the bush. We did get a catalytic wood heater, that is not meant to cause any pollution as it burns all the gases of the wood rather than send it up the chimney.
I probably will get the new computer on Tuesday or Wednesday and it will take awhile to get everything set up again so it might be a day or two before I post again.