Anticipating Spring: yes, please.

Current temperature: -10°C, with wind-chill, it is -19. It is warmer in Ulan Bator.

This is my last Anticipating Spring post before the onset of actual spring (March 20). So, Environment Canada, Weather Bureau, you have two days to get your act together or you will be receiving a stiffly worded letter from me.

Photo: Bloodroot, Crawford Lake Conservation Area, April 24th, 2009.


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Trish Murphy

Artist: botanical, still life, and natural history illustration. Garden designer: native plants and naturalistic gardens

3 thoughts on “Anticipating Spring: yes, please.”

  1. Well Trish, you’ve warned them and you’ve told them. It’s sunny here in Toronto and is supposed to go up to +2 this afternoon. Can’t bring myself to think of gardening quite yet! Am going to send you another The Art of Doing Stuff post about seeds. Just in case it’s of any interest.

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  2. Sadly, I’m not sure that EC is going to be doing much to improve things in your part of the country anytime soon. However, as has been pointed out, they have been warned!
    You might check out Mark Bittman’s latest food column in today’s New York Times. Turns out he’s moved to Berkeley CA and he’s positively kvelling about the abundant local fruit and produce available there. Even I found it a bit much, and you should see the scathing and scabrous imprecations in the comments section! From what I could see, it’s likely that he now has several contracts out on him. Poor sod.

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    1. Environment Canada is playing a sadistic little game of bait-and-switch. For a couple of weeks now, the last day of the 5-day forecasts looks good. But as Janis Joplin once truly remarked: “As we discovered on the train, man, the-last-day-of-the-5-day forecast never comes, man.”


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