Spring has ... arrived?

Sunday, May 05, 2013
The snows have melted and with a couple of days in the low 20s Celsius, it feels like spring has finally decided to wake up and make an appearance.  The grass is a patchwork of brown and green but the brown bits are slowly disappearing.  It makes me hopeful that the seasons have definitely changed.  Its been so warm (actually hot, at least for me) that I've started some seeds.  Yes, I know the general rule in Canada (at least in central Alberta) is that you DON'T plant until the May long weekend but rules were made to be broken, right???  We won't be buying any plants for another week or so, just in case.  We want to make sure we're not going to get slammed with another round of frost before winter finally leaves.
 
A sure sign of spring?  The street cleaning vehicles were out sweeping and spraying the street near our apartment, clearing away some of the gravel and dust that's accumulated over the past 6 months.  Now, if only we'd get one full day of rain to wash away the last remnants of the snow mold, my sinuses would be eternally grateful!

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