The Ice Breaks 26 October 2014

I shall name this period Semiramis because it is such a poetic name for a folk-tale.

I noticed a few days ago that something odd was on the Australasian charts. Although I knew this was likely to be a spell where volcanoes would prove to be active, I had no real idea what the things were telling me.


On the occasion I first saw something like this, I was talking to an engineer from a technical college in Venezuela. And as soon as I realised what I was looking at it reminded me of her. I think that it always will. Now, I always liked her name and since I am engaged to her sister I thought it might please her to have the phenomenon named in her honour.

Does an occasion like this deserve -or even need, a name?

I believe so but I shall leave that decision to my myriads. What, after all, is the name for the Arctic Thaw?

I don’t believe that it has one but surely, if there is one striking occasion that humanity might take annual note of, it is the thaw that takes place all along the shores of the Antarctica. The whole continent lacks celebration and legend. What should the season be called?

And what more striking phenomena could there be?

And what name more pretty and apt?



The most interesting individual continent on Earth should be given a second-hand name?

Winter isn’t even the right time for it. It is Autumn or rather Spring!

Or, rather… It is Semiramis; Antarctica’s time of plenty.

This is what it looks like:

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Now all you have to do is learn what it ~Doesn’t~ Look Like, so that you will recognise it instantly the next time you see it.

Now we need a name for the Antarctic Freeze. You have until September, who don’t you like?


3 thoughts on “The Ice Breaks 26 October 2014

  1. Well I am getting the approval from him with the forecasts by the look of it but some money would be nice too.
    Or fame. (Though I could use the money and anyway, I am too old to do much with fame except get bothered by it.)
    Should I tell him thanks, do you think?

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