Saturday, May 29, 2010

No Sale Day

This rainbow in the west greeted me two days ago at 5 in the morning. Though the colours in the bow don't show clearly here, it was beautiful to the eye. I actually darkened the scene somewhat to highlight the rainbow.

The view this morning was a different story-------------
The rain of yesterday turned into snow overnight. But this was only the beginning. The snow has continued to fall all day so far, with periods of heavy, fat flakes falling fast.

Here's a comparison between the scene about 9 a.m. and later on about 1 p.m.

We were very concerned about possible damage to trees, as the heavy snow clings to the leaves and makes the trees bow down under the weight. It's not unusual to have a spring snow storm in Alberta, and it's also not unusual for the storm to do lots of damage to trees. By now, 2 p.m., most of the trees have shed their burdens and are returning to an upright stance. But the snow is still falling thickly, so we'll have to wait to see how this all turns out.

A year ago this particular Saturday we had the highest volume of sales since we started the garden centre. Needless to say, we now anticipate the earliest "no sale" day we've ever had, contrasting to the usual mid-July date for a "no sale" day.

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