We have snow! In fact, it stopped me getting to my final lecture of 2009 this morning, so that’ll have to be rescheduled to the New Year. But I’m not really complaining – it’s somewhat magical for the young at heart if not very helpful to commuting creationists. Snow in mid December is a little unusual for this part of the UK but we may even get a white Christmas if the Arctic weatherfront prevails over the milder air coming up from the south.
So as I gaze out from my study window at the white stuff blanketing our driveway, may I take this opportunity to wish all my readers a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. And if you’re currently snowed in, why not take a look at this topical article by Larry Vardiman on the extraordinary beauty and design of snowflakes. Happy sledging.