Spring has sprung!
No, it didn’t rain. We’ve been having above zero temperatures these past few weeks and the snow is slowly melting.
During my first few years here in Winnipeg, I would wonder why the streets would be wet when it didn’t rain. I got it that the sidewalks were wet from the melting snow. But the streets didn’t have snow and yet they were wet. It’s just later on that I realized that, of course, the snow was being dragged by the wheels of the vehicles. Duh! Yeah, it’s true that once you start having kids, your grey matter slowly shrinks. J
It looks messy here. The sidewalks are slushy, there are water puddles everywhere and that guck mixed with snow is so unsightly. And did I mention the icy patches in the morning? It’s so treacherous to walk out there.
But it is very exciting to see the grass again after five long months of cold winter and being buried in deep snow. The colour is still a hideous green, if you can call that green. But hey, just the sight of grass in March is very exciting to any Winnipeggers. This means we can look forward to warmer temperatures. We can wear lighter clothing. And no more shoveling.
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