Just yesterday I was savoring the rapid retreat of the piles of snow heaped up by the roadside, enjoying a nice long walk on sidewalks that were not covered with ice, and anticipating the flourishing of spiders everywhere — I even released about a hundred surplus lab spiderlings in my yard and garage. Today…

Cold. Windy. Light snow. Spring!


  1. birgerjohansson says

    You know, the aliens in The Three-Body Problem had a clever way to wait out miserable periods like this.

  2. robro says

    Reginald Selkirk — Whadda ya’ mean “another Thomas corruption scandal”!!? It’s just “a pattern of errors and omissions in his financial disclosures”. I know because Bezo’s WaPo told me so. It’s pretty good one, too. Wonder who else on the Supreme Court is doing similar crap?

  3. submoron says

    … and because she was as beautiful as an English Summer’s day they called her Snow White.(Burkiss Way)

  4. birgerjohansson says

    Naah, Clarence Thomas has just worked out what late-stage capitalism is about.

  5. Oggie: Mathom says

    Remember, PZ: Minnesota has a special celebration to celebrate the last of the celebrated snow. It celebrates independence from winter and is called, appropriately, Independence Day, and is celebrated on July 4th. So celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!

  6. birgerjohansson says

    Oggie, when I was young (before global warming) we had a bit of snow on June 6th once.

  7. birgerjohansson says

    “It” has happened again.
    Thoughts and prayers, everyone.
    (home state of George Wallace)

  8. Reginald Selkirk says

    There are 8 other justices on the Supreme Court, but I haven’t seen any revelations about any of them recently. I have to believe that someone has started looking.

  9. robro says

    Reginald Selkirk — Given the success they are having with Thomas, I would suspect ProPublica is looking into the others and perhaps some of those in Congress and the Senate. My partner wants to donate to ProPublica, and I’m inclined to agree.

  10. Ada Christine says

    11°C and mostly cloudy on this side of the island. a meter of snow and (ongoing) avalanche threats on the other. spring is weird.

  11. Pierce R. Butler says

    Reginald Selkirk @ # 13: There are 8 other justices on the Supreme Court, but I haven’t seen any revelations about any of them recently.

    We have, at minimum, incipient scandals involving Mrs. John Roberts and Mr. Amy Coney Barrett, as well as a major backlog of investigation-worthy antics of Ginni Thomas.