Saturday, April 18, 2015

It's Really Here

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It felt like it would never come, but as happens in Montreal, spring suddenly appeared with temperatures in the teens (C)  and growth has been rapid. Although traces of snow can still be seen in north-facing wooded areas in parks, or where there are remnants of snow banks in parking lots, it feels as if winter is long past. We suddenly have collective amnesia about the cold and don our lighter clothing, walking about with our faces turned towards the sun.

Snowdrops

Flowers seem to grow before our eyes. One day sprouts poke up and the next day blooms start to appear. Everything seems to be in a rush to make an appearance. Each day the landscape changes.

crocuses

No slow spring here! No time to savour each new growth. Spring is here in a rush.

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad to see you're experiencing spring in Montreal, Susan. We had some "false spring" for a few weeks and it was wonderful, but now we're back to winter. Smell the flowers for me!

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