Friday, April 20, 2007

Spring Er Ah Summer Is Here

There is nothing more Canadian than talking about the weather. We all do it – and not just for small talk in crowded spots.

Dave Phillips is a name every Canadian from Coast-to-Coast-Coast knows all too well. He’s the guy from Environment Canada always talks about weather phenomena in the media.

Our weather is very wild and free – much like Canadian society is. In winter it is too cold, in summer it is too hot, and the rest of the time it is just too something or other else.

Today, the temperature soared for the first time in six-months to over twenty degrees – we went up to 21C!

It was awesome – just like a pleasant summer’s day, without the leaves on the trees and the green grass.

Wait a minute – whatever happened to spring?

It’s been cold, damp and chilly this “spring.” We’ve even had snow flurries and even snow that stayed on the ground – remember that snow day the first week of April?

Hasn’t been much of a spring – but hey – who are we to complain, summer is here.

I think?

Who knows how long this bout of sunny summer-like weather will last? But at least it is going to last all weekend – or so says the weather person on TV.

I’ve already taken out my deck chairs and placed them on my balcony – hope I didn’t “jinx” it by doing that. I’m hoping to sit on my balcony and soak up some sun, fresh air, and just relax, in our first weekend of warm summery weather.

Whatever you do – do it outside this weekend!

1 comment:

  1. No doubt. Weather. I hate talking about the weather, because it's such a cliche, but sometimes I just can't help it. Especially when we go from frostbite to sunburn in less than a month! Bring on the summer heat!