Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What a Difference a Week Makes

On Monday, as I compose this meaningless little post, the temperatures are expected to climb into the 20s, or about 72°F, for the one country in the world [I think] that refuses to do metric.

The last time the thermometer reached that lofty height was back on October 18, which was 174 days previous, or 5 months and 23 days, or ...
  • 15,033,600 seconds
  • 250,560 minutes
  • 4176 hours
  • 174 days
  • 24 weeks and 6 days
  • 47.67% of a common year (365 days)
Basically, what it comes down to is that we celebrate winter for 1/2 year, especially when you consider that back on October 18, it had been about a week since the temperature had previously reached 20, and, according to projections, it will be almost two weeks until we reach 20 again.

... and then one considers that it hadn't reached 20°C for about a week before Oct 18 and now it won't reach 20°C for about another 10 days ...

When I went out earlier for the kids' bus pickup, I found that my winter coat was too warm. So, for my walk, I switched to a sweat top, but at 10°C/50°F it was still too hot. Maybe I will finish the day in shorts as the thermometer climbs.

Back a week ago yesterday, I took some photos of the snow in our front yard, knowing that most would soon disappear, Then, I took similar shots yesterday.

From my window

JJ is not super pleased with the location of the ball.

From the Street

Just a bit of snow back in the shadiest spot, and I am ecstatic to report that it was gone by day's end.


We did clean the garden up a little bit, but there is much more to do


Shammickite said...

No daffs here but I saw some at Niagara yesterday.

Marie Smith said...

We have a warm day today too. Cold tomorrow. It will be a time before the cold is finally over for this spring, AC. We may as well enjoy each day anyway!

Country Gal said...

It is amazing isn't it how fast and warm the temps and ground can get after a long winter . The suns strength has had a UV of 5 for some time now and getting stronger . Our spring is coming along fast down here in the southwestern part of Ontario to, the temps here have been up to 22C or for those who are not metric yet 71F and the nights have dropped to only about 14C or 57F nice and refreshing for sleeping with windows open and hearing the early morning birds and peepers at night in our marsh and on the river banks . I love this time of year where all is new again and the return of birds , peepers and what not , I had two painted lady butterfly's on my pansies today . Thanks for sharing Have a good week !

Debbie said...

we have had winter, spring and summer all in one week!! we needed the a/c today, it was 85 degrees outside!!!

Mage said...

Wonderful stuff....despite the truly naked front yard, wonderful stuff, spring.

Jenn Jilks said...

It unfolds, just as it should.