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One of the bulbs trying to keep its head up in the mass of Verbena - no idea what it might be

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reminds me of my last garden...I wonder if the hyacinthes are still there? Won't be blooming...we're still under snow.

22 Mar, 2014


aw, that's a shame, Lori. Whereabouts did yoiu use to live?

22 Mar, 2014


In Canada, a small city called Cornwall, on the St. Lawrence River. They are getting this snow too! I don't think this winter is ever going to end, no matter what the calendar tells us!

22 Mar, 2014


know what you mean! ours hasn't really kicked in yet - wet and cold, storms, but no snow yet - they keep predicting it, and I'm sure the longer it holds off, the harder it'll hit us and the longer it'll stay when it does finally come.

shows he difference he Gulf Stream makes! if it went uour way, you'd have our climate and we'd have yours. (Mind you, if climate change and clacier melt keeps up, we might end up wiht yoiur climate anyway!)

I think the calnedar should be reorganised to show the seasons as they happen now - winter would be December-March, spring April-June, summer July-August, and autumn September-November!

22 Mar, 2014


The calendar change you propose is precisely what we have over here. (in a normal year) This past autumn was very short. First killing frost was the first week of Sept. and the first snow was only a few weeks behind that.
We have a joke that, in Canada, we have nine months of winter and three months of bad roads! or nine months of winter and three months of mosquitoes! goes on and on. the joke that never ends! It doesn't seem funny everyone else...I just want the snow to go away! At present, the snow is drifting down and the trees are silent white...sniffle, sniffle. :-(((

22 Mar, 2014


oooh, that sounds rough! I can appreciate that joke losing its humour under the circumstances (I used to joke that I only got one cold a year, but it lasted for about eleen months, but that's worn off given the persistent cough I've had since December).

When I was a kid, it seemed that summer was two months of constant sunshine, and winter was a month of snow - great fun to us kids, of course, not so much fun for grown-ups. Have hardly seen snow lately - when I was in my late teens and workigng, they cleared the main roads but left the side streets, when one crossed a road one found the kerb by tripping over it. Last time I tried to make a snowman it took all the snow in the garden to make one about six inches tall.

I've got some documenataries about blizzards and ice storms hitting cities - they were dreadful conditions to have to lie in. Cities aren't geared for that (unless it's near or over the Arctic circle!)

22 Mar, 2014


If you want to check out snow cities ...try googling Montreal and Quebec City. I have seen pictures of snowmobiles parked on garage roofs....just drove right up and parked it! Snow 6-7-8 ft deep...and deeper still where the snow drifts. Similar on the north island of Japan where tour buses travel thro snow canyons! I'm sure Norway and Sweden and Finland have their share too!

23 Mar, 2014


wow, Lori! I'll certainly check that out. yoi'd think that, with snow that deep, they'd just tunnel through it, leave the top layer intact to get reinforced with more snow while they stayed snug underneath - and no windchill, either. lol a whole city going underground in winter!

24 Mar, 2014

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