I know this picture doesn’t look like spring, but hey, this is Churchill. It is spring. I know that from the lengthening day, returning birds and warmer weather. How warm is it? Well not what most people would thing of as spring. Today is =10c with a wind chill that makes it feel like -22c this morning. However, it was a bright blue sky and warm sunshine that had ice and snow melting this afternoon. In fact a lot of our snow has melted away in the afternoon sun the last couple of weeks.
I know not to let the weather fool me though, we could still get a blizzard or two before the snow is done for the year. I know it is still 5 or 6 weeks until the river ice starts to break up.
So no, we don’t have spring flowers yet, or open spaces on the water, but I know it is coming soon, and as Gandalf would say, “that is an encouraging thought.” I am off to Winnipeg in 2 days, so my next report may come from there.