Saturday, March 7, 2009

March, the trickster

March had an identity crisis today; it could not decide which season to exhibit. We woke up to brilliant sun and from inside it looked a lot like spring, even though it was still pretty cold. Around 10:00 we heard the sound of the neighbourhood kids on their skateboards and sure enough a big crowd had gathered on the side street, most of them in shirt sleeves and having a great time. A bit later I took the camera out to the garden to record a few spring-like images. It felt like it would warm up and be a lovely day.

Around mid-day we took the dogs and went shopping with the idea of taking them for a walk up Knockan Hill. When we came out of the store it was sleeting--but fifteen minutes later we were able to hike up to the top of the hill with the dogs and enjoy the warmth of the sun.

Two hours later, back at home the wind came up and it began to snow. Here's what the flowers looked like at 4:30.

Now it's evening and the snow is still covering everything. Yup, March is a trickster for sure.

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