Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Here we are at the summer solstice and there's fresh snow on the mountains! These are the mountains on the Olympic Peninsula across the Strait of Juan de Fuca seen from a neighbourhood in Victoria taken on the morning of June 21st.
And we hear that they have actually opened our Vancouver Island ski area for the Fathers' Day weekend. It's been so cold that there's been very little snow melt and new snow to boot. What kind of spring is this? Cold! That's what. We still have our heat on here from time to time.
Meanwhile I'm reading about hot weather on blogs from all over the south and the east of both Canada and the USA. Perhaps it will come to Vancouver Island soon. In fact, the sun came out last night as we walked the dogs past our neighbour's garden.
And today it's a sunny day with the promise of a little warmth. Plus--the hummingbirds have returned to the pedestrian feeder. All's well with the world. I'm off to a water colour workshop with my sister. I'll tell you about it soon.