Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Spring Equinox


Today is the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere and therefore, the official "first day of Spring." But Spring in Canada is kind of a trickster kitsune fox -- it won't truly arrive here for at least 4 to 6 weeks more. Oh sure, the days are getting longer, the weather is warmer and sunnier sometimes and the snow may melt on occasion. But more snowstorms, cold snaps and snow are still entirely possible, indeed probable. Nobody is putting away their shovels, snowblowers or winter gear just yet.

36 comments:

turquoisemoon said...

It was 80, here in KC, last Friday. Now it's in the 20's and snowing. Nope...don't put the snow blowers away just yet.

Winter P. Dawson said...

Wishing you warmer weather soon!

Anne said...

It doesn't feel like Spring here either. But my crocuses are up with blooms just waiting to open. Next come my daffodils, then the tulips, then the rest of the glorious colours in my garden.

Laurie said...

thats for sure! What a great photo!!

Cheryl said...

Four to six weeks...you poor thing. We are still getting snow here in Kansas City but that should clear out in the next 2 weeks. (I am keeping my fingers crossed).

Spring needs to start acting like Spring. I am so over the snow.

Blueberry said...

Wishing you a joyous Spring with warm weather and flowers soon!!

Southpaw said...

Spring is hiding from me too! We just got dumped with another 9 or so inches of snow yesterday.

Yvonne said...

Sounds nice actually. We have already reached up into the 90's. Now today it's back in the 70's and misty rain. Yay!!!! But I did see some wildflowers (bluebonnets) already and the mesquite trees are leafing out. When the mesquite does that it is a sure sign of spring here.

DEZMOND said...

it's a springy weather here today in Europe, but they did say we shall have some snow during the weekend...

heartinhand said...

This is the most depressing thing you've ever written.
SO. TIRED. OF. WINTER.
Lol

jaz@octoberfarm said...

today marks 6 months until the beginning of oktoberfest!

Summer said...

And Edmonton has had it bad this March! I checked the weather this morning - it's supposed to be into the positive single digits next week for the Bow Valley. I hope some of that warm weather works it's way up your way.

mxtodis123 said...

Woke up to 25 degree temperatures this morning...but at least the sun is shining for a change. Happy Spring.
Mary

Wendy S. said...

Spring is here definitely in So. Cal. I wish we had some Spring showers so send some our way. May your Spring be full of happiness and beauty

Elsie said...

Happy Spring! My daffodils poked through the ground way too early so only two of them began to bloom and now I have a bunch all confused like, "hey, aren't I supposed to have a flower up there? I'm just green!" But, at least it's here and that means it's almost beach weather!!

Sulky Kitten said...

Yes, we've been promised yet more snow just in time for Easter!

Leeanna Henderson said...

It's beautiful here in Texas, well at least where I live. Temperatures are in the low 70's for today. My roses love it.

CraveCute said...

Spring can be a cruel jokester!

sophie...^5 said...

You got that one right this year for sure. Snow Storm last night and it's melting today...more on Friday. Last year it was warm and flowers were popping through the ground. Oh how I wish for LAST YEAR...oh well!

Happy Spring to you and yours!!

Ron and Sophie and Jimbo!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Happy spring...technically! It looks like the middle of January outside, so we won't be putting away the winter gear quite yet, for sure.

Either way, things can only get better from now on, right??? I hope so...sigh...

Francie M said...

Sigh. Even down herein the banana belt we can still expect snow in April. Love the fox though, she doesn't look like a trickster does she!!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

That's right...my veg garden will not go in the ground until May long weekend!! Now that is spring in Canada! Or on the prairies at least!

mistress maddie said...

While it's still nippy here, it's nice to know spring is offically here by calendar standards.

Adam said...

spring isn't fully here yet either, still a cold day here and there

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

Every thing and every place has its season, doesn't it? My freesias are going gangbusters; orchids and kalanchoe are in full bloom; roses are shooting up and I have one stray volunteer sweet pea that popped up and is about 2ft. tall already. I kinda like that spring is staggered across the world; it makes spring seem longer.

Magaly Guerrero said...

We welcomed Spring with a few inches of snow. But it was very sunny, I'm sure that counts ;-)

What a foxy lady ;-)

Victoria said...

Yay..Happy Spring and Blessings of Equinox to you kindred! Beautiful photo..aww..I love foxes! Wishing you a magnificent season!
Victoria
PS; thanks for stopping by..cool about the tv show you were watching!

Sarita Rucker said...

It started to feel like spring a couple weeks ago here. :)

And my allergies began with the equinox... *sigh...*

Doug Jamieson said...

A cool day in Venice FL. Had to put on my long pants and wear socks. Bummer.

Beatnheart said...

No snow here of course ... I see it in the mountains.
Hang in there Debra... Thanks for your visit.
C

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Spring Equinox ;o) What a sweet picture! Love it! You are so right about the weather in Canada! The snow tires aren't coming off yet! May 24 is the week, that hopefully the snow will be all gone! ;o)

Guillaume said...

I had forgotten it was Spring equinox yesterday.

JACKIESUE said...

other than the pan handle of Texas where it gets mighty cold, I can't imagine anyone having a need for a snow blower...

Murphy S said...

i wish it would warm up a bit so i could go outside. it's snowing here!

laughingwolf said...

good for maple sap, still :)

brandi said...

~belated Ostara blessings to you and yours...uuuggg...still packed in snow...so so sorry...hoepfully soon...4~6 more weeks seems just far to long to endure...much love LIGHT WARMTH and blessings~