Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Spring is Trying

A shot of orange

Spring is trying to take hold. One warm day brings a burst of growth and then the cold makes the tulips close and huddle.

Not Ready To Open

April and May have brought record amounts of rain which along with snow melt has caused serious flooding along the banks of rivers. Montreal is an island, and though I am not affected by the flooding, not even being near enough to the shore to see the effects, I know that others are suffering the loss of homes and the tremendous stress of watching helplessly as their sandbagging attempts simply did not have a chance against the fury of the water.

Spring Flowers

Flowers still bloom; trees start to bud (though at a slower pace as temperatures have been below normal). Yesterday I saw some snow flurries and walked bundled up with gloves, hat and scarf along with a jacket worn more often in March than in May.

Magnolias Beginning

Magnolias are starting to make their fleeting presence known. Spring is coming in slowly. At least for now, there is no more significant rain expected.


  1. “Spring is trying” is aptly described about this year’s spring. About one month ago, my part of the world was like that. Prolonged cold and fickle weather delayed the time of blooming of most flowers, but spring came surely. All your photos are so lovely. Enjoy fleeting, beautiful springtime.


  2. Your floods sound horrendous - hope they are all over now! We hardly had any snow all winter, and not a lot of rain now, so nothing like that here. Our trees are hardly budding or blooming yet - too cold. Some flowers on the ground but poor things are suffering from the frosty nights. Pretty arctic this spring!