Wednesday, May 25, 2016


We were blessed over the past weekend with about 2" accumulated rainfall!  The forecast for the coming weekend also includes some showers.  This is so welcome!

The irony of it was that last weekend was the first long weekend of the summer season.  In Canada we celebrate the third weekend in May as Victoria Day (on Monday) in memory of England's Queen Victoria.  Most people have off from work, and lots and lots of people go camping in the foothills to celebrate the coming summer season, pitching tents, camping trailers and hauling their ATV's.

This year that first long weekend was frigid, rainy, and in the foothills snowy.  Those who went camping got very muddy!  The snow didn't reach us, we're about 50 kilometres east of that, but we did have very cold, rainy weather.  The temperature hovered around 0ºC.  That made it a good weekend to be home, to do some quilting, to have a mug of hot chocolate and read a good novel.  I enjoyed it!

This is almost traditional weather for the Victoria Day long weekend.  Seven out of the last sixteen years that weekend has been cold, rainy and snowy.  But we did set a record this year--it was the COLDEST Victoria Day in forty years!  Home was the place to be.

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