Glass half full.

I’ve been looking with admiration (read: frank jealousy) at all the beautiful photos in everyone’s gardening blogs, all the vibrant colour and lush green of spring.  Even those of you in the southern hemisphere who are experiencing autumn are still enjoying lingering blooms.

Here…things aren’t quite so “flowery.”


 (My hubby gets the photo credit on this one; he went out and took this shot yesterday while I was at work). 


I think they finally waved off the heavy snowfall warning late last night.  I’m looking out the window this morning and there are still white flakes coming down.  Oh well…it’s very pretty, in a “did we sleep through spring and summer and it’s November again?” kind of way.  And while the big bags of soil that my hubby picked up before the snow fell are not going to make their way into the garden any time soon, they are performing a vital service:  acting as extra weight in the back of the truck to offer a bit more stability and traction on the icy roads.

And, of course, when the snow finally melts, the garden will surely POP!

See, I can do it – glass half full! 🙂



  1. oh dear, winter is coming to you indeed, here it is a balmy (well comparably) 15 °C and the flowers are about 1 month ahead of schedule…hang on in there

  2. Kansas had a late spring too, but at last, spring has arrived!! It’s coming your way…

    • It is interesting to see the different stages of plant growth in each hemisphere in every month…in the blogosphere, there are flowers year ’round! So wonderful to think of that! 🙂

    • Thankfully it has finally melted (I must apologize for the lateness of my reply; it’s been such a busy week I haven’t had a chance to even look at my blog!)…now it seems we’re in for some rain. The grass is sure greening up now, though! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Thank you! We’re really craving the sunshine right now…it feels like it’s been such a long haul. I’m loving all the daffodils and other spring flowers you’ve been posting photos of – they cheer me right up! 🙂

  3. Oh my goodness, still snow. We had a really late spring last year and it was a pretty miserable wait but this year its hurtling along, hopefully the same will happen for you next year.

    • That would be lovely! I’m glad spring has made it your way! You’re not the first to report that it seems a bit accelerated, which is interesting. I wonder if we’ll experience the same?

  4. It seems spring is always late in the foothills of Alberta, the gardeners get big rewards for being patient, and holding off until after the May long weekend to put the gardens in! Hopefully your garden will be green soon, and we will see some great photos.

    • You’re so right – this snowfall isn’t unusual for us…I recall quite a few years of snow on the May long weekend (which was an absolute nightmare when I worked in the garden centre!). One wonderful thing is, the grass is REALLY green beneath the snow!

      I’ve been really enjoying your photo series on your travels…it’s so exciting to see the architecture and the landscapes there! 🙂

    • Snow in June happens here sometimes (but I sure hope it doesn’t this year!) – I shouldn’t really complain, but it’s become so wearisome…. 🙂

      Enjoy your week! Hope you are having plenty of sunshine there!

  5. congrats to hubby on the lovely image. what goes around comes around – in our warmer climes, Spring is dashing past too fast. My glass is half empty 😦

    • Your words remind me to stop and enjoy it when it arrives…I think it will be very fleeting here, too. I hope you will have a little time to catch a few moments of it for yourself! 🙂

  6. You certainly are an optimist, to see so much good in your prolonged winter! Your husband’s photo matches perfectly–finding the beauty!

  7. You have a wonderful attitude and I admire the way you can convince yourself that it’s really not all that bad. LOL! You are missing out on a typical spring, but here’s hoping you don’t miss summer, too! 🙂

  8. Yes, your glass is only half full of ice. Now you can top it up with a delightful cordial or beverage of choice, stick in of those umbrella things and imagine you are enjoying the heat of summer. 🙂

  9. Proud of your positive attitude (and double duty with the bags of soil). Your husband’s photo is beautiful!

    • Thank you very much (from both me and him!). LOL the soil is STILL in the back of the truck – we’re now due for a prolonged spell of rain so I guess I will have to wait a little bit longer. 🙂

      Have a fantastic weekend!

  10. I drove around the NW area today and saw very green grass peeking through a blanket of snow. At least all of the brown is disappearing with all of this snow… but I would prefer rain.

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