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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby Smitty » Apr 07, 2009 10:10 am

I'm gonna gloat ladies and gentleman!! cause I can :) ....no new snow since before weekend, sun is shining, snow is melting very quickly now but hopefully not so quick as the folks along the Red River pay the price for it. at this rate I may see crocuses before the end of the month. I peeked at the front bed when doggies went out this morn and I actually saw a little green nub of Maltese Cross peeking through the soil.....albeit the garden is south facing and tucked up against the house it is still green!! :)

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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby Sharon Bryson » Apr 07, 2009 10:15 am

I guess every week brings us all somewhat closer to real spring.
We are getting to a relatively snow-free state.
A walk with one of our cats yeterday.
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Lots of crocus were glowing.
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Then again looking down over one of the rhodie nursery beds isn't too springlike. This area doesn't get much sun until past noon. The framing around the bed has also succumbed to winter, but that would be removed this year anyway.

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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby joan w » Apr 07, 2009 10:24 am

What a delight the yellow crocus are. Let's not rush things - spring will be gone before we know it. This delightful season passes too quickly.
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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby Marion » Apr 15, 2009 6:39 pm

Not going to post pics because I don't want a reminder. It snowed like crazy all weekend. And "no" spring does not exist is NB. But, the bright side of it all! Though we were under a foot of snow 3 days ago, we are beginning to see the grass in Moncton area again. I raked off the old stems and leaves before the snowfall. And though spring is a figment of my imagination, I do know that summer is just around the corner. Seems that we maritimers like to just skip spring and get to summer.
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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby Gwen J » Apr 17, 2009 8:44 pm

That's the way it works in Northwestern Ontario, too, Marion. Winter for a verrrry long time, spring very briefly, and then summer, for not long enough. It has been 14C or better every afternoon for a week, and in the space of two weeks we have lost almost all the snow. Usually the weather heads east from here, so perhaps spring is in the wind for you, too. The crocuses are blooming, the daffs are showing a couple of inches of leaf, there was a robin in the garden today and it is dry enough to clean up a bit starting tomorrow.

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Two days ago...

There is still snow on the north side of the house, and will be for a while yet, as it is supposed to cool off again starting tonight... and let us not forget that last year we had a snowstorm on April 26th!

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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby Gwen J » May 16, 2009 5:23 pm

Couldn't resist sharing this weather update...

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This was taken May 11th...


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and this was taken this morning!

The snow had melted again by this afternoon, but it was a very rude awakening this morning!

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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby otnorot » May 18, 2009 7:49 am

Your white grass is very impressive. LOL
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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby Trailblaze1 » May 19, 2009 8:16 am

Say it isn't so! I came into this thread this morning, May 19th, hoping to see signs of spring, with flowers and greenery.
Is late snow normal for your territory?
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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby Sharon Bryson » May 19, 2009 9:34 am

Hi TB: We haven't been blessed by snow in the last part of May. Lots of bloom and greenery! Spring is actually quite early compared to some years. The leaves are out a week or more ahead.
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Re: Spring Nova Scotia style

Postby Gwen J » May 20, 2009 8:45 pm

Those are very pretty, Sharon.

TB, we often get a little surprise late in the spring, although not usually as late as this! It all cleared up right away and I spent the rest of the weekend edging and weeding, though.

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