Monday, May 5, 2014

How to Make You Feel Good

        Here I go once again,
        With some snow upon my land. (With apologies to Crystal Gayle)

My Standard snow measure


A well loaded little spruce tree


Front yards covered with snow


Wet snow has slid off the canoe
     Now these photos are meant to make you feel better. You will feel fortunate that you have sunshine, green grass and leaves on your trees. 

    It's all relative.  Vesta in New Zealand comments that they have the first cold spell of the winter, but they don't have big coats on.

    So I hope that I have made you feel good about your situation.

38 comments:

  1. Red, it is dragging on a bit. It's not great here but it is warm.

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    1. It's not anything we haven't been through before although our high a year ago was 23 C

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  2. I love on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia and we had had our second cold day for this year. I love looking at your snow photos, there is no snow here in the tropics.. I know the snow can be cold and miserable when it lasts for too long. Are you in Canada??

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    1. Yes, I'm in Canada...western Canada , Alberta. Thanks for the comment and visiting Hiawatha House.

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  3. Well I hardly dare to say, but we have sunshine here and 19 degrees C.... But I will think of you (so now and then).

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    1. Last year on this day our high was 23 C.

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  4. ha,ha, snow is gone from streets, sidewalks, but still in woods. We have had a few nice days with the warmth of the May sun and little flowers n buds are beginning to show themselves. I have to tell you I got excited the other day when out for a walk and spotted a hillside with teenie weenie dandelions sprouting. Some people call them weeds, but to me - just another flower. Looks like your snow fall isn't quite over just yet.. Have a wonderful day :)

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    1. Our winter snow is gone except for the odd patch in the bush. e do have crocuses blooming. The dandelion has been receiving some better PR in the last few years.

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  5. You're still getting snow?? I wanna be there!! I am a snow-lover :)

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    1. Ya wanna be in the Rockies to the west of us. they've been getting huge dumps of snow. Spring in the Rockies is at the end of June.

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  6. Yes, it certainly is relative! I do feel much better now about my own situation :)

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    1. I knew you'd feel better. Last year our high was 23 C.

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  7. Please tell me you didn't take these recently. Everyone is supposed to have spring by now, at least in the Northern Hemisphere. :-)

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    1. I took these on Sat. May 3 so there! Spring has been taking it's time this year.

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  8. The good thing about spring snow is that it is fleeting. Spring is slow coming to most of Canada this year. Here in Nova Scotia today it is cloudy and wet. The leaves have not yet made their appearance and the trees still wear their winter coats, grey and dull. Soon the green will spring forth and we will have forgiven another winter for its nasty ways.

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    1. You make it sound pretty good. Nothing like being an optimist! Thanks for visiting Hiawatha House.

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  9. It just can't stop in the north. You will have some break on this soon I hope.

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    1. We will have a break. Don't worry!

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  10. I love how you measure the snow! It snowed here yesterday with huge flakes - I posted a few photos today.

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    1. I'm happy to share my snow with you!

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  11. oh, bless you, red! we hit 90F yesterday and need rain badly. the lush green yard is turning brown here already.

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    1. A year ago today we had a high of 23 C which is in the 80's.

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  12. It's raining here but at least we don't have snow. I'm crossing my fingers that Spring finally finds you.

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    1. Spring will find me. No worries.

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  13. Well it does make me appreciate the warm days and green trees here. Actually, it looks pretty there. Hope you get spring soon.

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    1. I appreciate your photos with trees in leaf!

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  14. Ah yes. My son emailed me a photo of his snow-laden tree and called it Cinco de Mayo in Cold Lake, Alberta.

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    1. Oh ya. Cold Lake is worse than us.

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  15. Good grief! You've got to be kidding! I thought it was crazy that my daughter was sending me snow text photos in mid April. You have outdone the Midwest U.S.

    So... does this happen often in Canada then? Do you often get snow in May? When do you usually have your last snowfall. It must be hard to decide when to put out your plantings.

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    1. Spring has been late all over the place.

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  16. Well, yes, thank you. Your snow is worse that our rain!

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    1. Too much of anything is not a good thing!

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  17. Sheesh! Enough already!

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  18. Yes I heard there was snow 60 miles North of us so we barely missed it. Nice of you to share the photos you need your own snow stick next year! :)

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    1. Well, I thought I'd use the old birch stump. Snow piles up on the top very nicely!

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  19. It was 31C here on Thursday, but yesterday we went back to more normal temps for May. I'm just glad it's not snowing!

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