Spring is Dressing Slowly

Spring is Dressing Slowly

Attila said, when he arrived home from work last night, that the driving conditions were the worst he had ever driven in. Heavy snow and white outs that made the road slippery and everything on or around it almost invisible. He made it home, it just took an extra forty five minutes to get here.

Last night the temperature dropped to -19C and the wind chill was -27C. I awoke this morning to a loud snap as the wood in the house cracked in the cold.

Tonight they predict the temperature will go down to -19C again, but the wind chill will only be -23C.

And then…

On Saturday the temperature is supposed to rise to 2C during the day, and every day after that, in the forecast, it is predicted to rise above freezing.

It seems that spring is dressing slowly.

This morning the sun is shining brightly and the snow sparkles. The world is a little quieter when there is fresh snow on the ground. The sharp edges of car doors slamming and big trucks rumbling by are captured and softened by in the light white blanket.

I am frequently asked “what are you doing today.” The answer is always the same, I’ve no plans, the days unfold like flowers on a summer day. People keep asking. I keep telling. I must be fascinating! 🙂

Life isn’t perfect, but there are perfect moments. I like to gather them as they drift by, and put them in my basket.



Date: 7:00 AM EST Wednesday 6 March 2019
Mainly Sunny Pressure: 101.8 kPa
Tendency: Rising
Temperature: -17.2°C
Dew point: -19.1°C
Humidity: 85%
Wind: NW 10 km/h
Wind Chill: -24
Visibility: 24 km


“‘Taint’t worthwhile to wear a day all out before it comes.”
Sarah Orne Jewett
1849 – 1909


  1. meriset

    Wow, an extra 45 minutes to get home! Such horrid weather you’re having! (You probably don’t want to hear about our 86F (30C) open window weather.) There will be a time soon when I’ll be wanting to send you our excess heat!

  2. Joan! Your weather sounds so wonderful right now! Of course, when it gets hot where you are, I wouldn’t be nearly so keen on it.
    Here, when blizzards hit, visibility is so low that vehicles have to proceed at a crawl, as one cannot see the vehicle in front of you, or where the edge or centre of the road are, so it takes an age to get anywhere and it is nervew-racking. It is cold as cold can be out there today, Attila said that it was -25C when he went out to the car this morning. But crystal clear and the roads are bare enough to detect the centre line and the edges, so driving is just fine.

  3. Teri

    We were lucky, we only got a half inch of snow, but it has been very cold here. I’m so excited for the weekend and the warmer weather! And I see Environment Canada has even committed to saying Spring is arriving this weekend. I hope it stays that way.

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