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Winter in the tropics

Submitted by gwolf on Sun, 01/10/2010 - 01:21

Five out of six experts agree:

Five out of six cats cannot be mistaken
It. Is. Cold.

No, we are far from this very impressive picture of a fully-snowed UK seen from the sky that everybody and their dog must have seen by now. Still, in Mexico City we are experiencing the traditional one-or-two-weeks-a-year where it is genuinely cold. And, very strange being this Winter (the rainy season is Summer around here, January should be dry!) we have rain all day long.

The Ajusco mountain is around 15Km south from my home, and it is the closest of the giants that surround our valley. Yesterday I managed to get some peeks at it behind the very thick layer of clouds we have. Ajusco looks really gorgeous all snowed, maybe down to the 3400m line (while the city's main area is at 2300m). This picture was not taken this year, we have snow in Ajusco almost every year (although very seldom as much as this time):

(last photo is not current, we have not yet had a clear day to take a picture of our Ajusco yet this year)

How does it feel? Well, I live in Coyoacán, in the flat area of the valley. Remember that houses here are not built to endure extreme temperatures (and this week is what we call extreme, of course ;-) ). According to Yahoo! Weather:

And while the difference appears to be small, what about Magdalena Contreras, ~200m higher, where many people dear to me live (and have even a window pending to be installed)?

People say this cold wave is the strongest in 120 years, since records are being taken. Every year people get excited, expecting that this time we will get snow. This has only happened once in at least a century, in 1966 AFAIR. I do not think this year to be atypical.

Still, I have a reputation for being insensible to cold weather. Everybody wears heavy jackets while I still go to work with my usual long-sleeved shirt and that's it. But the last two days, I have been using jacket and scarf...

But, of course, I don't look as gratious or cute as my cats :-}

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My kittens still as newborns

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 01/27/2001 - 13:11
My kittens still as newborns

It was taken in January 27, 2001. The mother cat died many years ago — But the four babies are now all lovely old cats :)

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My kittens still as newborns

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 01/27/2001 - 13:11
My kittens still as newborns

It was taken in January 27, 2001. The mother cat died many years ago — But the four babies are now all lovely old cats :)

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My kittens still as newborns

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 01/27/2001 - 13:11
My kittens still as newborns

It was taken in January 27, 2001. The mother cat died many years ago — But the four babies are now all lovely old cats :)

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My kittens still as newborns

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 01/27/2001 - 13:11
My kittens still as newborns

It was taken in January 27, 2001. The mother cat died many years ago — But the four babies are now all lovely old cats :)

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My kittens still as newborns

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 01/27/2001 - 13:11
My kittens still as newborns

It was taken in January 27, 2001. The mother cat died many years ago — But the four babies are now all lovely old cats :)

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My kittens still as newborns

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 01/27/2001 - 13:11
My kittens still as newborns

It was taken in January 27, 2001. The mother cat died many years ago — But the four babies are now all lovely old cats :)

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My kittens still as newborns

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 01/27/2001 - 13:11
My kittens still as newborns

It was taken in January 27, 2001. The mother cat died many years ago — But the four babies are now all lovely old cats :)

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My kittens still as newborns

Submitted by gwolf on Sat, 01/27/2001 - 13:11
My kittens still as newborns

It was taken in January 27, 2001. The mother cat died many years ago — But the four babies are now all lovely old cats :)

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