Lazy Sundays: Spring is Sprung

Since last year we had snow on the ground until the beginning of May, it was really surprising to actually have a spring on the official first day of spring (March 21) this year.  Where I live in Saskatchewan we never have spring when it’s officially ‘spring’.  That usually doesn’t happen until after Easter, sometimes later.  But this year, seemingly to balance out the snow-based misery in lots of parts of the country, particularly the Maritimes, northern Saskatchewan has a spring!  I even took some pictures today:

Spring 2015 010Yep, the snow has largely melted away and I couldn’t be happier.  There’s still quite a bit of snow in my backyard where it’s sheltered by the shadow of the house, but overall the snow is on the outs.  Now the thing causing everyone grief is the muck because only one road in town is paved and of course the frost melting makes gravel roads warp in very interesting ways.  On the plus side, Tyrion is thoroughly enjoying being able to go outside for walks with me:

Spring 2015 011There he is, quite happily chewing on a piece of dried-up grass while waiting for me to put my shoes on.

So what does spring look like for you guys?  Are you still stuck under several feet of snow or are you getting a proper string?


  1. "The Light-Bearer Series" Novelist, Emily Guido

    Hello Carrie! I have 3 cats that I saved from the kill shelter. They love to look out my windows at the birds and since it is spring the birds are more plentiful. I live by NYC so I am very fortunate to have a great view of trees. I can’t wait for warmer weather, but I believe it is going to be a really hot summer. Lots of love, Emily

    • Carrie Slager

      That’s great, Emily! Tyrion is a good ol’fashioned barn cat, who seems to be grateful every day that he’s not out there chasing mice with his mum. I mean, as soon as you touch him he starts purring and has done so since I brought him home at seven weeks. He’s pretty cute and he absolutely loves watching the chickadees flitting around the trees at the end of my driveway.

      I hope you get that warmer weather you’re looking for! I’m hoping for a nice warm summer as well so when I got to BEA at the end of May I don’t have to wear my jacket everywhere.

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