Sunday, February 27, 2011

Snow in Tucson??

Saw this on the news ... it snowed yesterday in Tucson (Arizona) ...
middle of the desert .. the elevation is about 2400 -ft (713meters).

Really odd weather last year and this all around the world.

Spring's slowly coming ....

Almond blossoms ... guess Spring really is coming to the island this year

It's cold inside and out!

Check out what the cold inside the apt is doing to the Softsoap we have (local store isn't selling the aloe variety we used to get ... so we had to refill with another variety of Softsoap). The snow level two nights ago probably got to within a few hundred meters elevation of our place.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring is starting to arrive ...

Saw this cactus flowering on our way home from work on Saturday ... Spring is slowing coming to the island

Friday, February 18, 2011

Gallagher visits Sigonella

Gallagher visited Sigonella this week -- I've never seen him before ... other than on TV.

He admits he's not politically correct ... and there were several comments made with uncomfortable phrasing.

He must get so tired of being covered in food debris ....

Monday, February 7, 2011

A Bit Late -- But It's the Year of the Rabbit!

From Hong Kong banner

Got this  banner during the Chinese New Year celebration in Hong Kong one year ...

From Hong Kong banner

Love the detail on the fish ... two fish represent double happiness

Sunday, February 6, 2011

St Michael

Statue of St. Michael on top the Mother Church in Piedemonte Etnea (northeast side of Etna).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

What a Difference a Day Makes!

This was what I saw when I left my office to go to lunch yesterday ...
double rainbow ... that was nice to see ...
This is what I saw this morning on my way to work ...

Snow level isn't too far up the mountain from our place ... no wonder that cat and I are both cold!  Sure is pretty.