“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” Hal Borland
Friends, it’s a sheer delight to be writing as the sunshine beams through the windows! After a winter of record breaking snowfalls here in Prince Edward Island, we’re all thrilled to hear the trickling of water as the piles of snow melt into spring.
Living on Canada’s east coast, we’re accustomed to the frigid temperatures and heaps of snow that the winter months can bring. But this winter, well, let’s just say it was a test of our patience and of our audacious spirits.
It all began in January, with the usual dustings of snow. However by March, after a parade of storms left us with a staggering accumulation of more than 500 centimeters of the white stuff, we were quite literally in over our heads in snow!
I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
(A satellite image of snow-covered Prince Edward Island)
(Couple dig out their car buried in snow)
(A snow plow breaking a path in Park Corner, Prince Edward Island)
With forecasts of snow, snow, and more snow, us Islanders were beginning to think of ourselves as Narnia dwellers in a land of never-ending winter. By this time in April, we're usually knee deep in yard work, not snow. This was the view from the entrance here at the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company just last week:
It's truly amazing what a week of warm temperatures and sunshine will do, though! The snow is melting, the birds are chirping; spring is here!
"Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!" S. Bull