Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring, where art thou?

In Edmonton it feels like -14 C outside this morning (about 7 F), and there's still too much snow, compared to last year. I didn't take any pictures of the yard a year ago, but you can see the difference outside in these two pictures...


last year's picture of the little tomato plants in my green room, and this year's:


I'm not complaining too much about the snow, though. The answer to the moodled question in this post's title is that Spring is in my little tomato plants, which, God-willing, hold the promise of some delicious fruit come August. And after travelling home from Saskatoon yesterday, I certainly don't have as much to complain about as some of the farmers in Saskatchewan, who will be waiting a while to get into their fields. Looks like it will be a muddy, floody couple of months across the prairies. My friend Mark is quite concerned about the Red and Assiniboine Rivers rising in Winnipeg...

I've been meaning to share this video taken by my cousin Dave of the farm where he grew up. He takes us on a nice tour around the farmyard, where the chicken coop was completely buried by the March 21st blizzard (the chickens were fine). The answer to my question on the whereabouts of Spring in this case is, perhaps, under 16+ feet of snow... 


Hurry up, Spring!! But not so fast that everything floods!

1 comment:

  1. Its snowing right now. *shakes fist at sky
    Your cousin's video makes me feel a bit better:) They are swamped in snow,yikes!

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