This spring it felt like we went from an extended winter straight into summer. In mid-April we were subjected to heavy freezing rain referred to as Ice Storm 2018. We had snow and temperatures well below the seasonal norm. In the third week of April we suddenly had a balmy 20 C. The last remnants of winter finally melted. It felt wonderful to peel away the layers of winter jackets, hats and boots and cast off the winter blues that weighs so many of us down.
Neighbours I’d only seen over the previous months as we waved to each other while driving in and out of our garages were now outside doing yard cleanups and walking across the lawn to chat. Walkers, runners and cyclists were out in droves as was the new crop of spring babies being pushed in strollers. [Read more…]