Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The First of March

This is how much snow we have at the front of the house on March the First. If we were back in Sarnia, we would be seeing grass, would have been seeing grass for most of the winter. It's not that it's always that way there, but it has been this winter; our friends have even been out cycling a few times.

Here, near the capital, we are in the same province and more east of Sarnia than north although we are somewhat north — less than two hundred miles though. But what a difference location makes. According to reports, and I believe them, this has been a milder winter than average. On top of that, we've experienced numerous melting rains. Yet we've had enough of a snow base to maintain a total snow cover for more than two months now, and the end is not in sight.

Don't get me wrong. I don't dislike winter, but, come March, I am ready to move on. I'm ready, but the weather man sure isn't.

Oh, and don't worry about poor Cuppa, who appears to be shovelling snow. She's just posing, faking it as it were. I resist further comment.


PBS said...

We've had the mildest winter I can ever remember--yet already I'm tired of it, and snow. More snow is predicted for this week. But actually we don't have much of a spring, goes right into summer in June. We've had blizzards and ice storms (often) in May.

Turtle Guy said...

I think the whole world's weather network is messed up. Or perhaps this is the way it's supposed to be - changing.

Calgary too, has had lots of mild - bordering on summer - days. The snow as of late has been a switch.

I thought I'd heard that the farmer's almanac called for a warm winter with LOTS of snow... could happen!

Simply Coll said...

Here in Winnipeg we have similar amounts of snow.. plus we are getting another 15cm as I write this. I too am soooo ready for Spring.

Granny said...

Our winter never happened. Usually we have some cold weather (no snow) but not this year. Our almond trees are blooming and daffodils are showing here in the CA San Joaquin valley. Odd.

Lora said...

It was 87 degrees here yesterday and in my mind I'm more accustomed to snow piles like your on the 1st of March. Frigging werid.