Friday, April 3, 2009

The Weather

What a difference a week makes! Last week - even last weekend - temperatures were in the mid-40's. They've been slowly creeping up since then and we're now at the crescendo: 66 °F and sunny! This naturally has everyone very excited. Restaurants have expanded their outdoor seating - and people are already out enjoying their meals and drinks in open air. The city center is more abuzz than normal with activity. Today at lunch the Aula cafeteria at TU Delft was virtually empty because everyone was eating while sunning themselves outside on the grassy knoll (aka the library). The grass is green, daffodils are blooming everywhere (with tulips to come), the birds are singing... this is why people put up with the dreary Dutch winter!

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