It was –2°C on this Saturday morning, and the warmth from the Sun had not yet thawed the grass and leaves that were covered with frost.
If you are planning a trip to this region (Ithaca), and haven’t been warned about the winters here, then don’t worry — you will be.
In fact, winter in Ithaca is the one topic of discussion that is perfect for conversation with a complete stranger: it is easy to begin, it is easy to end, and it is something everyone will agree on.
Getting to the point, winters here are cold. I haven’t experienced one yet, but it is the middle of October, and the temperature has started to drop. The minimum these days is around 4 degrees Celsius. For a person from Bombay, this is a good time to start preparing for that igloo you always wanted. (Of course, you can’t actually build it until the temperature falls below zero.)
I checked out the current temperature in Bombay — 27 degrees Celsius. *sigh*