Winter is coming…

Winter is coming. Last winter was pretty amazing here in Freising. Lots of snow – the kind that stays for days, not the version that immediately turns into a horrible brown sludge. Ther were also lots of clear blue skies. In other words, it was a winter as I like them most (and a winter that is rare in my home country, the Netherlands). The year before it was one of those absolute shit winters, with cold days, temperatures just above zero, and fog so thick that it often felt like drizzle. This is probably cool if… Well no. There’s no scenario where this is cool. It’s just brutal, and it sucks. The beautiful snowy winter last year almost made me forget the fogged up hellish time frame between November and April from the year before – and apparently the six years before that. I was thinking about winter today, and was kind of looking forward to it. However, today was one of those foggy days. Not freezing. It’s warmer than that, but it feels colder. I was having high hopes for better days soon, until that horrible moment of realization kicked in and told me that the odds for another great winter are heavily stacked against me.

I guess we’ll have to rely on large volumes of hot tea, daily Vitamin D, and lots of sleep, and hope for the best…

Published by Robin Heinen

Father of two | Husband | Entomologist and Ecologist | Postdoctoral Researcher @ TUM | Traveler | Coffee Addict

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