Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What Happened to Spring?

Here in Ontario, for the past few days, we've been wondering what has happened to spring. April was one of the warmest on record and May seems to be trying out for the role of coolest - what's up with that? On Sunday, some of us woke up to a dusting of snow. Farther north, up around North Bay and Timmins, I heard they got several inches worth - that's just not right!! This isn't Alberta, after all.

Here's the photographic proof - my sister and I paid a mid-morning visit to a garden centre on the way to take my mom to brunch for Mother's Day and here's what we saw - a little bit of snow and an icy birdbath:

We were heartened by a visit inside the greenhouse, where everything was toasty warm and blooming, blooming, blooming and then more so when we got to my mom's house and found the lilac trees showing their beautiful best.

Hopefully it won't be too long before we can bring these flowers out of the greenhouse and into our flowerpots!

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