Windy

It’s supposed to be quite windy here tomorrow in our neck of the woods, but nothing like this:

‘O Wind A-Blowing!’

by ROBERT KRULWICH

February 15, 2014 8:05 AM

We’re closing in on March, when wind, “blowing in like a lion,” takes its big annual bow. Wind is invisible, of course, except for what it moves, touches. “I saw you toss the kites on high,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. …

… And blow the birds about the sky;

And all around I heard you pass,

Like ladies’ skirts across the grass —

O wind, a-blowing all day long,

O wind that sings so loud a song! …

The wildest wind I’ve ever seen a-blowing (that wasn’t a movie effect) comes from this video, shot at a research facility in Antarctica. Christine Powell is taking us on a tour of the Scott Base, and as we walk along a corridor, she comes to an outside door. But the sign on the wall says it’s a Category One day, meaning, “Don’t Go Out”; or rather, “Don’t Even Think About Going Out.”Christine, however, who is married to the famous “Frozen Planet” photographer Anthony Powell, seems to be a little on the naughty side, so she turns the door knob, opens the door, and, oh my:

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