Three rainbows and a squirrel1 October, 2008
Yes folks, that’s three rainbows and one squirrel in one day. At an approximate coolness exchange rate of three squirrels to one rainbow*, that’s a record ten-squirrel day. Unexpected refraction FTW 😉
- Abi, knowing that such a thing would surely amuse me, sent me a newspaper clipping of a wobniar, or icebow.
- The glass panes in the first floor walkway catch the light and refract spectra onto the walls nearby. Probably this has been going on all month, but I had been preoccupied with ensuring that I was carrying a piece of paper and a cup of coffee at all times to give the impression of knowing exactly where I was and what I was supposed to be doing, and not noticed it until today.
- A genuine rainbow over campus.
- A squirrel! The first one I’ve seen in all of Ireland.
I consider all of this an excellent omen for the project proposal** Mel suggested I write.
*That’s the Loughborough rate, of course. Given the amount of rain and lack of squirrels here, I may have to adopt an alternative rate, say around two rainbows to one squirrel or four hooded crows.
** Implementing this, assuming that it’s not already been done.