March 20, 2009

Happy Spring!

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Kelly @ JAX Decor & Design

YAY!!!! Spring is here!!!! And unlike last March 20th when we were still buried under tons of snow after the biggest snowstorm of the year, things are looking (and, ummmm, smelling) quite spring-like around here :-) And today, I saw a robin — that has to be a sure sign of spring, right?!

tulipIn the middle of January, when the excitement of Christmas has past and the temps hit –30C and I have to wear wool socks and a scarf and toque and mitts and thermal underwear and boots to walk the dogs and the roads are icy and no matter how much I sniff, snot won’t stop dripping out of my nose, I just want winter to end then and there. But I have to admit, making it through winter each year makes me appreciate spring and summer all that much more.

Sure, it would be nice to live in a place where you can walk around outside in shorts and a T-shirt and sandals in the middle of winter… well, OK, you could do that here too. But some important body parts are likely to freeze and never forgive you for what you did to them ;-)

So when spring arrives here, it’s a pretty big deal. Sure, we’ll probably get another snowfall (or two or three), but the worst is over — summer, here we come!!!

So in honour of the end of winter, here are some sure signs that you live in Canada

pink cropIf your local Dairy Queen is closed from September through May, you may live in Canada. (Ours just re-opened last weekend, weeehooo!!!)

If you've worn shorts and a parka at the same time, you may live in Canada. (My hubby does this. I’m not kidding.)

If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' In the same day and back again, you may live in Canada. (Yep, done that. But then, sometimes I turn on the butt toaster in the summer, just because it feels good!)

If you can drive 90 km/hr through 2 feet of snow during a raging blizzard without flinching, you may live in Canada. (Well, I might flinch just a little…)

If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you may live in Canada. (And boy, do we have some whopper potholes right now!)

If you know all 4 seasons: Almost winter, winter, still winter, and road construction, you may live in Canada. (Sad, but true…)

And finally…

If you find 2 degrees 'a little chilly', you may live in Canada :-)

Buh-bye winter — don’t hurry back!!

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xinex said...

Spring is so refreshing! Happy spring to you!...Christine


I can't wait for the sun warming up a little bit - I am a Mexican living in Canada after all. (lol)

Tom Erdman said...

That pothole thing is true in the U.S., too. My mother once drove me home from basketball practice with her head out the window because it was snowing so hard. They don't make 'em like her anymore. And, she's from Wisconsin.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

If you use the word toque...and know what it may live in Canada!

Said with complete respect and love for Canadians (my parents and hubby are).

To warmth! Cheesr!

Couture Carrie said...

So funny about DQ~

Love these photos!


qerat said...

What is it with pink and lady bloggers :)
Paricia Gray has pink too :)

Happy spring. I hate cold weather, HATE it.
Beautiful pictures of flowers.

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy First Day of Spring... I ADORE Spring... it is my favorite time of year... LOVE these photos... GORGEOUS!!!

Pam Kersting said...

What a beautiful post! I loved the opening and closing photographs with reflections and the colored fonts! It was very cute! I'm fortunate to live in sunny -- well not so sunny today -- North Carolina!

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