Wednesday, December 18, 2013

"Does it always snow like this here?"

I'm quoting one of my first year students as he handed in his final exam on December 11. He's from North Carolina.  I told him it is different each year. We've had more snow this December than we've had for a while in the weeks before the solstice.

December 8, snow and ice...December 9, sleet... December 10, snow... December 14, snow... December 17, snow...

never a blizzard on these days, fortunately; some of the profs couldn't get to school to administer their exams, but my friend Jim Grinder drove me over and picked me up later. The show must go on!

Then, the sun came out and it was dazzling:

 and Sister Jean took this one of our courtyard:

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