Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Difference a Day Makes

Here's what the garden looked like this noon, after a windy night and a morning of horizontal snow flying by:
And this actually shows a fair bit of melting.  When we got up in the morning it was all white.  You really have to pity the school children of Alberta: this week is their Spring Break.  Tomorrow's forecast is for more of the same, but improving after that.   The newsperson in Calgary last night said, "Well, it wouldn't be Alberta without spring snowstorms!"  Truth is that, statistically, we get the majority of our winter's snow in March and April.

I keep a garden journal in a spiral notebook, with a date on each sheet.  Here's the record for April 14: '04, -3/+5, Snow, 2" to 3"; '05, -1, Dusting of snow overnight.  Light snow in morning; '06, Nice Weather; '07, +13; '08, -4/+10 Mostly overcast; '09, -2/+3 wind all night, snow-covered in the morning.  Horizontal snow until 2 p.m. then melting.  (I should explain that the temperatures shown are in Celsius, in which 0 is the same as +32 Farenheit, +10 is +50, and +20 is +70.)

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