Spring has sprung!

March 22, 2007 at 10:38 pm 20 comments

Signs of spring

 Signs of spring

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 

signs of spring 

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. 

signs of spring  

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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20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. zeroimpact  |  March 22, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Yes, the sight of spring
    No more shovelling and thick clothes
    Time to have fun in the parks

  • 2. Kyels  |  March 23, 2007 at 3:30 am

    Spring is coming, flower buds are blooming!


  • 3. ladybug  |  March 23, 2007 at 4:14 am

    I’m glad to see that you’re starting to experience warmer weather. I can’t really stand the cold. Take care when walking in those water puddles. Looks dangerous.

  • 4. ann  |  March 23, 2007 at 8:05 am

    Snowy winter is over and flowers will bloom again…ok na ang mga outdoor activities.

  • 5. domestic rat  |  March 23, 2007 at 9:46 am

    I’m dying under a hot spell over here and there you are enjoying spring!!!! Totally envious.

  • 6. vic  |  March 23, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Spring has ssprung here in TO too and today we have the High of 10 plus celcius. And the snow has melted already all over, but it’s still not a sure thing, it can come a visit anytime when the temperature sometimes dip down to minus again, but it won’t stay long on the ground. Enjoy the spring niceheart, because we’re in for a hot and humid summer, courtesy of Global warming…

  • 7. Leah  |  March 23, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    Isnt it wonderful to finally see the green grass (more like brownish green – really). Tomorrow is supposed to be real nice here in TO. Hope to get some fresh air and a time in the park.

    Enjoy the weekend Niceheart

  • 8. Wil  |  March 23, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Above zero? You guys use Celsius or FAhrenheit? 😀

    Those icicles on the roof look like stalactites (or is it stalagmites?). They look like sharp ice picks. Happy weekend! 😀

  • 9. sesame  |  March 24, 2007 at 5:53 am

    Hey, I’ve tagged you. Check out details at my blog. Do it if you like.

  • 10. Abaniko  |  March 24, 2007 at 8:22 am

    At least in Canada, you have seasons to look forward to. Isn’t that exciting?

  • 11. pining  |  March 24, 2007 at 3:13 pm

    At last, great news after a long cold spell 🙂
    I’d be looking forward to your “pictures of spring”

  • 12. niceheart  |  March 24, 2007 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    It will still be a while before the flowers start blooming. We’re still getting freezing temperatures at night.

    Wil, we use Celsius here. And you’re right. The icicles look like stalactites. You made me look it up. I’ve forgotten already. 🙂

    DR, it must be just your condition that makes you hot. 🙂

    Sesame, I’ve already done that meme. But I will see if I can come up with another list. 🙂

    Pining, pictures of spring? Now that’s pressure. Just kidding 🙂 I’ll be more than happy to share pictures of spring. 🙂

  • 13. eric aka senor enrique  |  March 24, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    I remember in NYC, pag spring na masaya na ako!!!

    Happy spring, Irene!

  • 14. Sidney  |  March 25, 2007 at 12:33 am

    Enjoy Spring and Summer ! 🙂
    I guess you are happy the big chill is over !

  • 15. Ms Fair Face  |  March 25, 2007 at 2:13 am

    wow finally winter is ending! Are the winters very long at where you are now?

  • 16. tutubi  |  March 25, 2007 at 2:20 am

    spring’s there
    summer’s here

    too hot! 😦

  • 17. Ferdz  |  March 25, 2007 at 3:15 am

    5 months of snow! Doesn’t the cold and gloom a bit depressing? Anyways good thing spring is around the corner. Love the first pic by the way 🙂

  • 18. bw  |  March 26, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Can’t wait for the grass to grow, the flowers to bloom, the pool to be opened 🙂 Our was rather short but brutal 😦 The worst one can do to me today is ship me to Iqaluit, NWT where they are probably still hovering in the -10C and I will definitely run amuck 🙂

  • 19. niceheart  |  March 27, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    Thanks for the comments everyone.

    Yes, I am quite happy that it’s already spring.

    Ms Fair Face, yes, we have very long winters here in Winnipeg. We usually have snow on the ground for up to 5-6 months. This is actually an early spring for us – global warming?

    Ferdz, some people find winter depressing. There is actually a disease called SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder, where sufferers feel depressed in the winter months. Could be caused by the short amount of daylight we get in the winter. But I don’t personally know any person with that disorder. There are winter activities here naman that you can engage in.

    It was my youngest son who pointed out to me those icicles hanging from the roof when we were on our way to his friends house and I quickly took a snap. I also like that picture. Thanks. 🙂

    You’re funny, BW. 🙂 Yeah, I think the NWT and the Yukon areas still get minus temperatures even in the summer.

  • 20. haze  |  March 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Au revoir to skiing, slide and glide, hello to picnicking, promenade too ! Wow, enjoy the spring Niceheart, I can imagine how excited you are! Malapit na rin summer 😉 !


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