April 25th, 2013
Are. You. Kidding. Me.
Biggest snow puke of the Winter. The few days before, we had FINALLY started to see the brown earth from underneath as ice gave way to thaw. I was not impressed with you, Mother Nature, on this day. Especially not with the cyber reports of epic sun down the West Coast.
We had plans to BBQ in the sunshine this weekend, man! And go canoeing!
*Fist Shake at Sky*
April 27th, 2013
This is the Upper Kathleen River, with the Six-Pack.
Overcast. A bit chilly. SFU, snow. We're going canoeing anyway. First paddle of the year-- maybe Spring is maybe, soon to be, slowly, really upon us? Here we are, in moving water!
We mark the occasion by ramming canoes through ice sheets and spying on swans.
May 5th, 2013
Fast winds all weekend long. The kind that blows ash and sparks from the fire in the fire pit at the fire party into your face. But at least it blew away the rest of the snow. We take advantage of the sudden calming in the skies to take a walk up the Alaska Highway. Sun is a salve for sore eyes and hearts that miss the living world. Pussy willow are gathered, as is mud. B puts away his winter coats when we get home.
This morning, 2013
We wake up to a din, grey sky. As I pass by the windows on my way to my morning shower, I see white flakes falling.......
I walk to school with snowflakes decorating my hair.
(It's ok. Nothing stuck, and it was blue sky for at least a few hours later in the day. Forecast calls for 18 C this weekend and lots of Vitamin C. We'll see, Mother Nature, we'll see.)