Wednesday, February 29, 2012

And The Winner Is....Spring, By A Mile!



That's right folks, Spring has beaten Winter this year along the eastern shore and Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia!


          The mouth of Halifax Harbour as seen from Point Pleasant Park.


It has happened a couple times before. It is not a common occurrence around these parts.


         A way to go yet, but hey....no snow.


Winter didn't put on much of a show this year. During the past couple of months it was obvious that spring was gaining the upper hand over winter.


        You can see the reddish hue of the potential buds.


Winter was weak  and evidently was lacking the training needed to make/leave an impression.


        Where are the people on this bench? Good question!


Spring has been persistent and held on to it's advantage. It didn't once give up it's lead....mind you today was a close call with that shortly-lived snow squall moving through.


        OK, Ron is wearing a hat and gloves....it's all relative people!


So here's to Spring, the mostly forgotten and often beaten-up season of the year. Welcome!


                              Sophie finds a stream to cool her feet!

I wish I had photos to match the sentiment, (like daffodils and croci popping up all over) but you will have to trust me on this one. It is still February! 



37 comments:

  1. Yay! Spring!!

    (Secretly wishing it was Summer.)

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    1. I know I am weird, (just leave it Chris) but I prefer spring to summer. I guess we are so used to freezing our butts off here that we become somewhat accustomed to the cool temps!

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  2. Jim, it's like you're teasing Winter. Don't get so cocky! There's still more time. Winter could just be on Spring Break. Who knows!
    m.

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    1. Now that's one way of looking at it Mark.....I'll let you know how it goes.

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  3. Very beautiful photos. I especially like the pictures of Ron and Sophie. You don't have to twist my arm...I'm ready to embrace spring. I have daffodils sprouting in the back where the sun beats all day; it seems they are eager to get going despite the fact that it's still winter. It seems spring is arriving quite early this year.

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    1. I'm watching the daffs very closely here....I planted a large bed in the fall and am excited to see what they will do.

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    2. I wonder if they will bloom, having not frozen completely. I guess we'll see.

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  4. not here in NB LOL, lots of snow and -17 C at the moment. Enjoy !

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    1. Imagine and you are right next door to us CC12! I think what saves us here on the coast is the ocean.....keeps us temperate.

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  5. No snow here either... but it's not over yet Jim. We'll just cross our fingers and hope this kind weather continues until spring.

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    1. I really think that eastern North America has been spared this year.

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  6. Europe got Canada's winter this year. We got theirs. It's a fair swap.

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  7. BOL, Mark!! Winter on a Spring Break!! But, hey, we finally got a little winter here in So Cal - rain and temps in the 40's F. Enjoy!!

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  8. Hurrah for spring ! We have daffodils & crocus popping up all over the village not to mention snowdrops but no snow at all this year except a light dusting one morning.

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    1. Lucky to have the effects of the Gulf Stream Penny.It must be very pretty this time of year.

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    1. Thanks. I hear Ontario had a pretty good winter too?!

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  10. The birds are singing their spring songs.

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    1. Yes they are Pat. Robins have arrived here.

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  11. Oh, I hope winter doesn't come back for one last hurrah and do damage to all those buds!

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    1. Wouldn't THAT be a pain! Not to mention a shame.

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  12. I, myself, prefer spring and fall, winter's to cold and summer's too hot.

    Our daffodils are about through, the neighbor's flowering trees are doing their thing. My flowering crab looks dead, so does my redbud - it should be blooming now.

    Nice pictures Jim!

    How's your Dad? I hope he is doing well.

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    1. Sounds glorious there Sharon! Our Redbud has never bloomed but considering it is not indigenous here, it has survived 10 years.
      We don't quite know what we lost over the winter....maybe not too much considering the milder than usual temps.
      My Dad is doing well. He is approaching his 96th b'day and all considered he is amazing all of us.

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  13. Yay - you've got Spring!! :)

    We didn't really even have Winter this year, although today and I believe tomorrow we've had some rain - Spring is coming back after though and it will be 70F again - Mum's all happy, she likes it warm :)

    Enjoy the great weather,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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    1. Oh Annette, some people have all the luck! Give Snoopy a big hug for me!

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  14. It's still winter here. We're expecting 3-5 more inches of snow tomorrow.

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    1. Keep out that shovel! We know how you are feeling about the cold and snow.....we were just lucky this year, that's all.

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  15. I was honestly thinking the same thoughts as Mitch, hope the cold stays away!

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  16. At least as I was standing in the parking lot directing traffic today, it was a cold rain that soaked me to the bone and not a foot of snow. Oddly enough, I was happy to be dripping wet and pert ner frozen.

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    1. lol! Not at you but with you Stew! Oh fer a pic!

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  17. Your photos are the most beautiful I've ever seen. They give meaning to Wordless Wednesday. Just amazing. So glad to have found your blog!

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    1. Well thanks you Christine! Your cheque is in the mail! lol

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  18. Wow! Spring already - how cool is that? It is weird, because here in the UK, we have had an unseasonably warm winter, and already I can see crocuses and snow drops. Bizarrely it must be a global thing. I LOVE the picture of Soph in the stream ;-)

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    1. Well, cool it will be tonight and tomorrow! A snow storm on the way as I speak! Me and my BIG MOUTH!

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