Thursday, March 18, 2010

Is this Spring?

Can it be true? Probably not, as a "canadian" of several years now I am as cynical as the rest. Its only March and spring never gets here until well into April, if we are lucky. We have experienced a really strange winter here in southern Ontario, hardly any snow at all, with all of us driving around on our winter tyres! It is ironic as I get ready to move to France that they have experienced a much worse winter than us, is this a sign of winters to come?

But the last few weeks and especially last few days we have definitely been experiencing "spring", temperatures in double digits, yesterday 16 degrees C - it has been wonderful, everyone's spirits have lifted, everyone is sitting on their porches, walking their dogs and small children, walking around with no coat or boots. It has been heaven. Spring and fall are my most favourite times of year, but usually here in this area they are both much too short, usually just a couple of fleeting weeks of gorgeous "good to be alive" weather, before it becomes too hot, or too cold. This is why we are all taking full advantage, especially as deep down, we Canadians knew it was too good to be true, and yes there are snow flurries and single digit temperatures in next weeks forecast.

4 comments:

The Green Stone Woman said...

I wouldn't want to know about next week's forecast and remain completely ignorant.

Kim Chandler said...

i know Nora - but they like to rub our noses in it here !! :)

aims said...

Yesterday I stood out in my shirt sleeves - today I will have to wear my full winter coat and perhaps shovel when I get back home again. Snow called for today and tomorrow and low low digits for a number of days.

Ahhhh - the good life.

Maggie May said...

In England March usually comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb but this year it came in like the lamb ....so does that mean storms later?
Hope your weather is normal for your area.

Nuts in May