Two clippers blast the Prairies with heavy snow, strong winds
That’s the current weather warning from the Weather Network for the province of Alberta. While here in Calgary we are not being bombarded with the extreme precipitation and wind chills that our neighbours to the north and west are receiving, a glance at the forecast for later this weekend signals we may be in for a doozy.
But I don’t mind so much now, because this is the lovely sight that greeted me when I went outside to check my flowerbeds this morning:
GREEN! Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
(I know, I know, I shouldn’t get so excited…but this never gets old for me. Especially after six months of winter).
I randomly planted a mixture of Chionodoxa, Siberian squill, crocuses and grape hyacinths in October, adding to a small collection I’ve been (very) slowly building over the years. I’m hoping for a bit more of an early colour display this year!
Now, if we can just do something about this snow…. 😉
Wherever you live, what signs of spring do you find most inspirational and fun?
- Wordless Wednesday: Crocuses (simplegreenorganichappy.com)
Definately the flowers starting to bloom!
I can hardly wait! 🙂
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Wow! The difference 100 miles makes. I still have snow here up to my knees.
My favorite sign of spring are the blossoms on our crabapple trees. We end up with a very pretty yard.
Crabapples are gorgeous when in bloom! I can imagine how beautiful your yard must be! 🙂
I am so excited too! I have some signs of spring showing in my garden. Now if we can just get rid of this snow. Grrrr! I might just have to go visit Sunnyside this weekend just to get my spring fix! Have a great weekend, Thea
Did you end up getting out to Seedy Saturday today? I couldn’t believe the crowds there – it was wonderful to see! So many great vendors!
Unfortunately, I did not. This is a really busy time for me. I need to put it in my calendar for next year. Isn’t it interesting that so many people are interesting in gardening! ~Thea
It’s fabulous to see! 🙂
It’s one of the best times of the year! 🙂
Yippee! The most inspirational signs for me are simply the first shoots, whatever they may be!
So true! I loved your Josefi post today – wonderful! You have some beautiful flowers happening in your garden already! 🙂
I’m looking forward to hearing my first robin and seeing some birds in the big blue sunny sky.
Someone at work said they saw a robin three weeks ago – I’ve never, ever seen one that early. That’s definitely one of the most special signs of spring, though!
For me it’s the blackbirds building their nest and crocuses poking up through the grass. Once the activity has started you know there’s no going back!
Isn’t it absolutely wonderful? Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
I don’t wanna hear it, Sheryl, I really don’t. But I am happy and excited that someone is getting something green. All of my early bloomers are under three feet of snow.
I know, you’re getting absolutely walloped there! We were going to travel to G.P. this weekend but decided against driving in that crazy weather. Hope the storm has completely passed in your area.
Hurrah! We haven’t made much progress since the snowdrops came up. It’s supposed to go down to 12 degrees this coming week.
Ah, spring – so temperamental! 🙂
snow now predicted for the frist few days of spring…so I am just sitting back and waiting not so patiently.
It’s snowing here now, too, and it’s in the forecast for most of the week…I guess we have to think positively! 🙂 It’s difficult, though….
Awesome sign of spring and just in time for St. Paddy’s Day too! They are looking like they are going to be quite spectacular blooms – that will be a lovely display of color! I heard a bird singing away on one of our colder days this week – Friday morning at work. It was quite neat to hear the bird tweeting a tune – and then of all things, we get more and more snowfall. I will be glad too this year when the snow actually decides to melt and head off for a few months or so. I love snow even if it lasts a long time in our winters, but even I am getting tired of the white stuff a bit this year.
I so agree, it truly seems like winter has lasted forever! It’s been snowing on and off here the past couple of days and the windchill is nasty, but I guess that’s typical March fare! I’m happy to hear the birds, too!