Even though it’s only 9 degrees outside, woo hoo, it’s 9 degrees outside! It’s bright and sunny and springy and toasty! There is virtually no snow left along Ste. Catherine street (just the odd grey clump in the gutter) and I’m wearing just a short-sleeve shirt under my not-heavy jacket. And if I stick my face up against my office window and look way down to the left I can see cafe tables on the sidewalk on McGill College Avenue! (And yes, there are people sitting at them.) Woo hoo! Sprink has sprunk!
This goes out to my large international following who aren’t here to see this crime against the season. It’s March 22, the second day of spring, and it’s been snowing big wet sloppy snow all day. It was actually kind of beautiful first thing this morning–snowflakes the size of butterflies gently whafting about. Then I went outside and saw how ugly it was.Given that the temperature didn’t drop below zero, you can imagine the slop. By this evening, 20 centimeters had fallen, and the cold wet slush was as deep as your shin in spots. Bleeehhhh!!!!
Here’s what it looked like from my office window late this morning.