Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring

We have had a LONG and a COLD winter.
Winters here are unlike anything I ever experienced growing up because they are so dark. The sun sets early and rises late and so I get up and go to work in the dark and then by the time I am done with work it is dark again. It takes a lot of getting used to! We start counting down the days of darkness at solstice and then counting days to the light again in December. FINALLY the light has come back - by mid-summer the sun is up in the sky until late late at night and up again early in the morning. I was working on my thesis tonight and it was 8 pm and it was still very light. It was deceptive, but I sure love the light.
We have had more snow this year than we have had in many years. There is still so much snow in the yard it is up to the frame of the trampoline where we attach the pad. Temperatures have been horrendous, FINALLY this week they crept up to 3 degrees (Celcius) and we have been outside and loving every minute of it!
You know you are a Canadian when.....


It cracks me up how one of the boys in in a winter coat and touque and the whole nine yards and the other is in a t-shirt!

2 comments:

Teena in Toronto said...

You don't still have that much snow???

Julie said...

Yeah we do - and a lot more unfortunately! We are forecast to get another 5 cm this week :(