Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Welcome spring


Today the CBC was telling us that Canadians all across the country would be greeting the arrival of spring with rotten weather. According to a climatologist with Environment Canada, "If we sent out search parties for spring, we would not find hide nor hair of it. Everyone is in misery, and everyone has a cross to bear." The article went on to say that "every region would be either windy, rainy, wet, snowy, drifty, blowy or there will be a big snow dump to clean up."

Well hello to you, too, Spring.

We got the windy part. Yesterday was wet, with a drenching steady downpour, but the sun came out this morning and then this afternoon it started to blow. Man, did it blow. We don't often get enough wind in our little protected river valley to move the trees, but they were dancing today. At one point I looked out the window to see a shower of twigs and branches blowing down from the sky - a shower that went on, and on, and on.

When it was over our property was covered with tree debris. Little branches...



...big branches...



...and lots and lots o' branches.


It will be a lovely afternoon's work raking all that crap up. But it beats shovelling snow.

5 comments:

Alison said...

This might be a good time to borrow some goats, maybe. :)

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

Yes! We had TONS of wind, as well. Blowing and blowing all day long. And in between gusts, when it wasn't throwing great angry handfuls of sideways rain, it was brilliantly sunny.

Whoever wrote that article sounds a bit like a Debbie Downer.

Yay, Spring! However you look, girl, it's good to see ya'!

Shim Farm said...

We got the snowy part of it. Plus the cold part. Plus the windy part.

The only thing missing are locusts.

But it warms my heart knowing that someone is taking advantage of being outside, wandering around the garden, checking out snowdrops and crocuses, even if it involves picking up copious amounts of broken branches.

I'm happy it's spring, somewhere!

Natalie, the Chickenblogger said...

If I could...
in a heartbeat the goats and I would show up to aid in the clean up. The goats would munch those pines down to size, and fertilize as they went!

Paula said...

Mother Nature has a very large pair of Felcos.....

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