It’s May!! If you ask me, it’s well past time for winter to migrate to the southern hemisphere for several months. But the weather forecast for the weekend shows that the winter of 2013/14 is tenacious, with snowfall warnings in effect for Canmore, Kananaskis and the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks.
It’s great news for skiers (if you plan to head off groomed downhill runs, please take heed of the avalanche warning, currently sitting at HIGH), but not so great for those of us anxiously anticipating the start of the summer of 2014 gardening season. But instead of pouring through my gardening books – almost guaranteed to trigger another revision to my vegetable garden plan – I decided to comb through my photographs from the past month, in search of signs that spring is making a stealth approach.
I think I found some pretty good indications that once the current weather system clears the area, it will suddenly be spring in this part of the world. Allow me to present my case…
And finally, yesterday I pulled about a dozen dandelions out of my otherwise still dormant flower beds.
So my fingers are crossed that by this time next week, spring will have sprung in this part of Canada. What about where you live…are the changing seasons locked in a battle for supremacy? Or are the seasons unfolding as they should?