Galileo’s “Gift”

Several years ago, we received a gift from our Italian friend, Eido Digati, who spends six months in St. Petersburg and six months in Italy. It is a Galileo thermometer, which I had first seen in Salzburg, Austria. This conversation piece now sits atop our coffee table in the living room and is usually an item of interest to those who visit in our home. It is perfect for me, a weather nut. When it is warm in the house, all of the floating balls are near or at the top. When it is chilly, the balls head to the bottom. This morning’s low in St. Petersburg was 48 degrees outside my house. The indoor temperature, however, is flirting with 70 degrees as the heat is on. The Galileo is responding to the heat rather than the cold outside, and all the balls are rushing to the top. I’m a ball-at-the-top person as I am pretty much cold weather intolerant. Dimitris is the opposite. Thanks to Eido and Galleleo for our wonderful, colorful scientific instrument that sits on our living room table.

thermometer

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About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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2 Responses to Galileo’s “Gift”

  1. EIDO says:

    THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT HONOR OF DEDICATING YOUR BLOG TO ME AND TO GALILEO AS A WELCOME TO FLORIDA SINCE(AS YOU WELL KNOW) I ARRIVED LAST NITE!! EIDO

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