Monday, February 06, 2012

Winter...what winter?

My tiny townhouse garden - Feb 2012
I am certainly not complaining. I can't get over it. It's February and a mild 4°C out there - hey, even the grass is slightly green. Although looking out my window to my tiny garden, I can't wait until I see some life emerge from below. I planted several bulbs in the fall, since this is my second growing season here.

Folks have been commenting on the mild weather, saying it's due to global warming. I don't side with that thought. To me it's just a gift of mild temperatures to our region - which considering last year, averages out some. Look at our friends in Europe (France, Italy and Poland) and Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Siberia). If global warming is happening, well, our friends over the ocean aren't feeling any of it. They have been bearing down for one of the worst winters on record. That essentially could be us next round.

For what it's worth, I am thankful and will accept whatever comes. You know the saying: March rolls in like a lion and out like a lamb.  We don't know what tomorrow will bring. Those of us in Southern Ontario should be enjoying it for what it's worth.

I will say, I miss the exercise of shoveling snow and the sharp cold on my cheeks. Let's hope we've had cold enough temperatures to kill off unwanted molds/diseases and other pesky insect colonies. I hope our friends in Europe and Eastern Europe will have a milder March - rolling in like a lamb.


  1. wow no snow at all? I've got a good foot and half of the white stuff in my back yard here in Ottawa.

    1. I would love to have some snow. Every time we get a dusting, I shovel it over my garden - needs the moisture!


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