Wednesday, 7 June 2017
May in Peterhof – June in Canada
The challenges with spring weather – one year warm, next year cold – one day sunny, another day rain!
In Peterhof on Tuesday May 11th 1899 Nicholas II wrote ‘the horrible cold weather continued, in the afternoon it was 9C with very strong winds … We froze during dinner in my study because the wind was blowing so forcefully through the windows … up to 10C even with the heat on!’ And then on Tuesday May 18th ‘the weather was unbearable, wind again and intermittent rain’ and Friday May 21st ‘I have taken offense at the weather and had double window frames installed in my study!’
Three years later on Thursday May 23rd 1902 ‘a brisk wind was blowing in from the sea, but the day was warm.’
Aerial photographs (below) of Peterhof
In Canada on June 3rd 2017 there was a slight wind blowing in from lake but the day was warm!
Photographs (below) of a lovely spring day in Canada
And on June 6th 2017 it was horrible cold weather in the afternoon 9C with very strong winds!