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Spring - Where Are You??

Sunday, April 08, 2018

So many of us are asking just where the heck is Spring. With great anticipation (and tradition) we look forward to Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, hoping he'll tell us that we're going to have an early Spring and this year we got the dreaded split decision LOL! But really, we all know that the calendar is the actual accurate predictor of Spring's arrival and we all know that deep down the weather rarely cooperates! Yet we seem to ignore the gradual process that usually takes place in Mother Nature's world and expect the temps to suddenly improve drastically and all the spring growth will be in bloom as if it happens overnight LOL!

Most springs I remember are always damp, a little duller than I'd like and always with some snow. (It did snow on Friday - all day - but it melted quickly.) Yeh, I'm like everyone else, I want better weather now, but really, it's only April 8th - just barely three weeks into the new season. And the weather forecasters have actually said that for most of Canada, the Spring-like weather that we all so dearly want won't be coming until the latter part of April/beginning of May. Sadly so far they've got it right. Right now in my neck of the woods, it's mostly cloudy with the odd speck of blue peeking through and some wind. Temps are at -1C (30F) feeling more like -8C (17F) - well below the norm for this time of the year which is about 9C (48F). However, this is still oh so much better than the real cold of winter that we've just had.

Here's the Spring forecast according to Environment Canada:

So we all might as well grin and bear it and chill out - Mother Nature is at the controls and she seems to like to blend the seasons - at least at the beginning of the seasonal turnovers anyway.

"The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month." ~Henry Van Dyke

Or more so ...

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