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October 14, 2013

Monday Geology Picture: Snowy South African Mountains

This past winter was fairly cold here in South Africa. Somewhat unusually, many of the tops of the mountains in the Western Cape were periodically dusted with snow. There was even snow on Table MountainĀ in Cape Town. During a recent backpacking trip along the Tsitsikamma Trail, my friends and I experienced some cold night-time temperatures although there was no snow in the Tsitsikamma region. However, when we were driving back …


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July 15, 2013

Monday Geology Picture: Snow in South Africa

Here’s something you don’t see every day: snow in South Africa! In late June my husband and I drove from Cape Town to Robertson, South Africa to visit my husband’s grandmother. It had been fairly cold and rainy in Cape Town for much of June. As we were driving through the mountains of the Cape Fold Belt, we noticed that there was snow on the tops of some of the …


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December 26, 2010

Winter Blizzard

My fiance, my two cats, and I are currently up in New Hampshire visiting my parents and sister for Newtonmas. We have decided not to drive back down to Woods Hole today because of this: Winter storm from StormPulse. Image taken a few minutes ago. Click on the image for a larger version. An enormous winter storm is fast-approaching our house in southern New Hampshire.We’ll probably receive a foot to …


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