Mar 18 2009

Spring Retrospective

Spring is teasing us this week. The weather has been warm and sunny (although it’s a bit rainy today), and I saw my first robin of 2009 this morning.

To put things in perspective with regard to last year’s overly snowy winter and late arriving spring, here’s a photo I took of the street in front of our house last year at about this time (March 11, to be precise):

The Mini is easy to spot

Here’s a photo from two days earlier, showing how much snow was still piled up on our back deck. (This year, our deck has been clear since last week.)

View from the dining room

I’m under no illusions that winter is over. We will see snow again, no doubt. But it will be that shallow and spiteful snow that doesn’t last. And good riddance!

Categorized under Environment,Montreal

4 comments so far

4 Comments on “Spring Retrospective”

  1. Kathrynon 18 Mar 2009 at 12:02 pm

    The sound of birds chirping is great! And the light…what a change. The only bad thing would be the smell of the melting snow, mud, wet grass, and dog poo.

    Hopefully we won’t get any more snow!!

  2. Frankon 18 Mar 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Yes, I specifically took a picture yesterday to contrast it with the snow from last year. The difference is quite amazing. The amount of snow we have on the ground today is the same as mid-April of last year.

  3. vieux banditon 19 Mar 2009 at 11:23 am

    “shallow and spiteful snow” is all I want from now until November. I’m already worrying like crazy about the thaw around my as-yet-uninhabited house, yikes… (not that it’s thawed that much there yet…)

  4. vieux banditon 19 Mar 2009 at 11:24 am

    Y’know, if at all. Not that I want snow non-stop till November!