Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Feels Like Spring

There are signs I look for each year to indicate the change of season.  Some of them more reliable than others.

The disappearance of the ice from the Northumberland Strait.

The ice that covers the sea water between PEI and Nova Scotia
each year is now gone - except for that lonely iceberg
The honking of geese.

Muddy laneways.

One of these days we'll get our laneway fixed
RV's parked at the local Walmart.

The disappearance of snow,


and the appearance of barbeques

Might be time to remove the Christmas decorations now hey?

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  1. Marguerite, We're in very similar conditions in Maine -- half-melted snow, muddy ruts that keep getting deeper, stale Christmas decorations. Not exactly a pretty season, but with so much promise! -Jean

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    1. Jean, I find this time of year the toughest. We're so close to being able to get outdoors and do summer activities but the mud and the inconsistent temperatures really put a damper on things.

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  2. These are all very good signs!

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    1. They sure are, it won't be long now!

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  3. I know you're way up north, but visible icebergs is a bit OTT!

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    1. LOL, it was a surprise to me when we moved here. I didn't think we were far enough north to see icebergs but there they are :)

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  4. Tis mud season for sure here even though we have a dusting of snow this morning.

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    1. Mud season is exactly the name for it. No light coloured clothing for the next month. Red mud stains.

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  5. We haven't had the snow you've had, but that muddy lane sure looks like home:) I laughed at your Christmas decorations--I have some still sitting in a pot outside, too. Every time I think of them, they're frozen in the pot's soil, so I can't pull them out!

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    1. I wish I had the excuse that these were frozen but it's just florists foam at the bottom of that container. I'm just too lazy to move them.

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  6. Oh, don't take down the Christmas decorations until it's time for Halloween.

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  7. I am much harder to please. It'll take more than a partly-melted snow to convince me that Spring is in the air. I need riots of tulips, cherry blossoms, the smell of fresh cut grass, and a day warm enough to enjoy a vodka tonic sitting in the backyard at tea time. I say, if we hold Spring to higher standards we might be able to shame her into showing up on time.

    Don't hurry with sprucing up the ex-Xmas decorations. Who doesn't love a "Christmas in July" party?

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    1. Two votes for leaving the decorations out! There's something festive about BBQ'ing amidst christmas decorations. Paper lanterns are so last year ;-)

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  8. Marguerite so glad spring is arriving for you though your winter activites sound enjoyable too, Frances

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    1. We officially put away the skis and the snowshoes last week Frances. It was fun while it lasted but I'm ready for the next season.

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  9. The BBQ seems a little optimistic, but I guess that's the end of the skiing for another year! Rather wonderful to live somewhere where the change in seasons is marked but such dramatic happenings. And I am not referring to the appearance of RVs...

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    1. Skiing is definitely done now. We went again last weekend and it was just too icy to be fun anymore. That is one thing I love about living out here, there is no missing the changing of the seasons.

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    1. It most certainly is and I'm very glad to see it.

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  11. Looks like spring is arriving, perhaps a bit early for BBQs, but definitely time to think about your garden :-)

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    1. Nothing was keeping my hubby away from that BBQ. Probably his favourite thing about the change of seasons.

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  12. Christmas decorations until spring sounds good to me. Sometimes it's just too icy to get the outside decorations down.

    Signs of springs are so hopeful.

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    1. The thought of dragging that container to the garage through the snow was stopping me. It's cast iron and quite heavy!

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