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25%

Apparently 25% of the snow fall each winter around here comes after March 1 … and yesterday’s dump provided about 200% of that 25%.  A cheery chap from Environment Canada said that we shouldn’t grumble because it is the transition between winter and spring temperatures that creates ideal conditions for snow and thus a big March dump means spring is on its way.

Right.

Anyway, the white stuff finally stopped late morning after over 24 hours and we went out to get rid of the cabin fever … and to check and top up the feeders at the bird observatory.  Didn’t take the bird lenses as we didn’t expect anything exotic so here are some “environmental” pictures instead … we start with the access road to the observatory. as you can see it had not been ploughed so we had to park up and snow-shoe our way into the place where we usually start snow-shoeing. Excellent exercise (he says, through gritted teeth.)

Accessing the access road - crossing the pile created by the snow plough

Accessing the access road – crossing the pile created by the snow plough

Plod, plod, plod

Plod, plod, plod

A sunny day in March

A sunny day in March

Keep out

Keep out

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Bee hives

Bee hives

 

By | 2014-03-13T14:06:00+00:00 March 13th, 2014|arboretum, birds, cold, MBO, snow|1 Comment

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  1. Liz Quantrell 2014-03-13 at 14:58 - Reply

    Jean, in her red outfit, brings a nice, bright addition to all the white stuff.

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