The ground hog said spring was coming
but the snow falling outside my window
begs to differ.
Aw, come on…snow falling here means it is not too cold…and we need it for the maple trees and spring time Cabane à sucre:)
I’m totally in favour of erable in all forms. 🙂
haha…I hear you have had more snow than usual in BC too. But if the groundhog says spring is over in 6 weeks I AM all for that. It is in the minus 10 to 12 here but feels likes -20 with the humidity and wind) I`m fed up of the weather now…want to walk out hte door quickly without putting on my long johns, my warm boots, down filled coat, scarf, mits, hat…brrrrr j’en ai marre!!!
My condolences. I will whine less. It was down to -10 here today, but I didn’t have hat or scarf on while going back and forth to work, just a hood, gloves, high boots, (and cold feet and hands!) 😉
Oh wow!!! that is so cold for BC!! A colleague moved to our Vancouver office and she says she feels like she is back home in Québec 🙂 Get one of those eternity scarves…they are a saver and they look cool too:)
Well, for the coast it would be especially cold, but I live in the Interior, an hour from the Rockies, so it’s not so strange for us.
Well then, get that eternity scarf. All winter clothes are on sale now. This is the time of year I may get boots at 75% off. My mom trained me well. 😉
You just can’t trust those groundhogs. 😄
Yep, we have 1 1/2 inches and it’s still falling, lol
He’s an eastern groundhog. He knows nothing of British Columbia.
lol This is a good point! We don’t have a forecasting groundhog of our own.
Those ground hogs are unreliable!
It would be interesting to see the statistical evidence on the various predictions over the years.
It would. But i prefer to watch the Bill Murray film. Lol
How much snow do you have there?
About 60 cm/a couple of feet. https://twitter.com/ShawnLBird/status/827955285448798213
Enough to cause trouble then? 😉
Not paralysis around here, as we’ve got snow clearing equipment and our cars have winter tires, but it is slippery out tonight and there surely were accidents. The car ahead of me was fishtailing all over the road coming up the hill home, but he had his flashers on to warn me. I was in a 4 wheel drive SUV and I had no trouble at all.
I love watching rear wheel drive BMWs and Audis etc flailing wildly in the snow and ice. Even my crappy ford manages better. Sounds like you have lots of snow fun there. Is it Canada?
Western Canada, yeah. In mountains, near the Rockies.
That sounds like a fun place to live.
It’s pretty gorgeous!
I should not drink any beverage while reading a short poem like this. I nearly choked laughing! When I see that groundhog I’m going to give him/her a piece of my mind! I got snow outside my window too!
Thanks for stopping by.
I’ve never been witness to a Canadian conversation before😅! That’s sounding a bit ignoramus on my part🤔. Anywho, that whole groundhog tradition needs to be put to bed! Poor things need to go to a retirement home and refuse to be commissioned ever again.
Lovely poem my kids really wants it to snow in uk but that is very rare lately!
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Shawn Bird is a high school English teacher, poet, and author in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia, Canada. She is a proud member of Rotary and a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student.
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