When I opened my bedroom curtains this morning, I could see the bright blue in the sky, accented by the white of the mountain tops. The sun was illuminating the mountains on my west-facing window, and the starkness of white against the blue sky seemed to create a glow - like glow in the dark except of course it was quite light.
The light in the evening with the time change has given a perception of a longer day. The sun peered in my bedroom window into the dinner hour. I was contemplating during my bedroom into a dining room.
The temperature outside, though, is cold, especially since the sun went down. The sun disappeared behind the mountain when I was in the gym, and my light hooded jacket that I wore into the gym did not do the trick. The freezing had begun.
After getting out of my car, I once again looked at the unusual phenomenon that had perplexed me since yesterday.
Every second Tuesday in my part of the world, the city collects the garbage. (Yes, it is only every two weeks!) Since I leave early and since I have very curious dogs in my neighbourhood, I leave the garbage in the garbage can. Both of the cans acquired a lot of water during the melting time last week and now had frozen. I turned them both over.
For the can with the least amount of water, this is what I saw when I turned it over...
As you can see, the round of ice fell out of the can and split in half. Very logical. I think there is even some leaves mixed in there.
The second can had collected a good deal more water, before it froze. After turning it over, and the ice falling to the ground, this is what I saw...
Since this was flipped upside down, what we are seeing is what happened at the bottom of the can. There is a round of ice that hugged the edges of the can, but then there is this big cavern - like a big loaf of bread that had an air pocket. Underneath (which was on top when the can was upright) is several inches of solid ice.
So it appears that the ice froze in mid air. Very illogical.