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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

from snow to heat...we have it all




Yes, that is snow!  It came down fast and hard with a very cold wind on Saturday morning.


From snow to heat all within 24 hours.  Where else can one enjoy the 4 seasons in a short time period.
What can I say.....it's Canada.

By the afternoon it looked like this although the wind was still quite cold.

Since then we've had temperatures in the upper 20's celsius which have been very welcome, I must say.

Wild violets, Forget-me-nots, Lily of the valley and Poppy


One of the vintage tables on our back deck.  I added the old colander filled with beach finds - rocks and shells.  The wire planter on the top shelf has a bird house and more beach finds.

The blue enamel pot now has flowers in it which I'll share another day.

We had a bit of excitement today when an insulator blew up and caught the power pole on fire out front of our house.  The power crew came and repaired everything and we were only without power for 2 3/4 hours.  I'm really thankful for these linesmen who work in all kinds of weather to restore power to customers.



When I went for my walk this evening I took a photo of the repair job.  It's interesting that they used metal mounted on top of the wood pole.



I've made 2 trips to the greenhouse and bought plants.  I'll have to take some photos of them tomorrow to share with you.  I'm not buying as much this year and my bill is half what it was last year.  I have to make up 2 planters tomorrow afternoon.....in the 30 degree heat.  I'm not complaining though as we deserve it!  

While on my walk this evening the air was filled with the sweet smell of wild apple and cherry blossoms.  It was heavenly.  As I'm typing the warm breeze is blowing in the windows and the peepers are 'singing' in the ponds.  I love this time of the year.  Don't you?



Blessings,
Pamela

33 comments:

  1. Yes, I love this time of year too, Pamela.
    I have a while until I will be enjoying the smell of cherry or apple blossoms here though!
    Is that Murray raking the garden? It looks like quite a large one!

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  2. We lived in Kansas for awhile and the Midwest weather was similar to this...snow and heat in a matter of hours or a few days..

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  3. Oh, Pam, you must have been so surprised to see the snow! It is nice to have warm afternoons after that :) I love your vintage porch table with all your beachy finds! So nice to see the wildflowers, too. Enjoy your beautiful spring - you deserve it! xo Karen

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  4. Wow, that is quite a contrast from snow to heat!!! Crazy weather hey. Your garden and planters and everything is looking so lovely! I really like the colander full of things! That is great. Hope you enjoy some more fun times in the garden soon! xx

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  5. Please pack up some of the snow and send it over! Its a dry heat of 104 outside and we are wilting.
    Other than that cry for help, your garden looks beautiful :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  6. The weather really can play tricks on us, can't it. Here in Colorado we have had so much rain. While the country side is green and growing, we haven't even started our garden yet. The baby weeds are popping up. It is supposed to start warming up--we hope. Love the little table with the containers full of natural things. Simple. True. Pretty.

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  7. The weather is extremely crazy this year. Last Saturday I had to wear gloves to keep my hands from freezing (ice on the birdbath) and yesterday was hot, sultry beach weather!

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  8. spring is great...though a bit warm here in Tampa already. Just returned with the pups...soooo muggy

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  9. Like you our weather has been so up and down We had an awful frost last Friday night, did damage to crops around here ... strawberries, corn, soy beans, tomatoes.

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  10. SO glad you had such prompt repair from the power company! awesome, truly!

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  11. Pamela, such a great time of year. We are a little overwhelmed with the rain in Texas right now, but this will pass. Good job from the power company! Dangerous work.

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  12. I can't believe it snowed there on the weekend ( I think it did out west too ! )
    The weather is off the charts here for high temps - we're only in May - I'm getting a little nervous for July !
    Love your colander filled with your treasures !
    And blossoms are my favorite - would love an apple tree in the back :)
    xox

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  13. We did have the cool down here. Today's warm.

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  14. Spring is so filled with optimism isn't it? And the temperatures are still so welcome after the long and cold winters. Are you going to show us your planters after you get them made up?

    Jen

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  15. What a roller coaster! I am not buying many plants either...three pansies and that will be about it. You'll laugh to know that John can not stand the heat and has the AC set up and going...phew! I have been most uncomfortable the past few days. If it were just the heat, fine, but the humidity is nasty.

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  16. What a lot of weather in one day! Life is not dull there, is it!

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  17. Wow- I can even imagine snow at the end of May!

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  18. Your weather sounds a lot like the weather I used to have in Louisville. One minute snow, next minute rain, then sunny and warm. You just never knew what was next. Love those flowers. I can smell the scent wafting in the breeze from the blooms on the trees. Carol

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  19. Oh I love fruit tree blossoms. So fragrant! It's strange that many years winter and summer seem to be separated by only a few days of springtime!

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  20. North Carolina can also experience this weather phenomenon. Such lovely blooms and buds!

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  21. Love your little table with your containers of beach finds!
    I have an old collander like that...you have inspired me!!
    Enjoy your nice weather...humid here!!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  22. Such a delightful walk..
    Love your table and beach finds..

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  23. Ugh ... snow so late in the year must be hard to take! I'm glad it didn't stick and you're able to get back outside again. Already we are in need of rain, and the grass is getting crunchy. We were promised rain today, but the ominous black clouds swept right by us on a high wind! I didn't water anything today based on that promise. I really like your little table with the interesting finds. The colander is a great idea for holding beach treasures ... can't wait to see what you've potted in the blue enamel pot ;)
    Wendy

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  24. Yikes - snow in May! Brrrr. Glad it didn't last too long. The flowers are looking so pretty - love those blue forget-me-nots. What a great idea to use the metal colander to hold treasures.

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  25. Greetings! In Malaysia, we only have hot and wet weather. It would be nice to experience winter and snow but not the extreme ones.

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  26. Like they say, Pam... Meanwhile in Canada.. lol... We didn't get the snow but I heard Fredericton did.. Amazing, eh? And then yesterday was so hot but lovely... I love your flowers ... We picked a bunch of violets and I couldn't believe the apple tress are blossoming already.. The dandelions came and went overnite, it seemed.. God bless, my friend.. xo

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  27. Great to show two pics of the same area with different weather - within one day. That reminds me of Germany. We sometimes had weather like that. I love your forget-me-nots. For the first time I had them come up in my garden - I didn't plant them, they are volunteers. I like that.
    Temperatures in the 20's celsius is nice - my favorite is around 25. Wonderfully warm, but not too hot.

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  28. Hi Pam. You are experiencing it all!. What strange weather. I think we are settled in for summer now although I wish it would stay like this all summer, but soon it will be very hot and then the problem of fires start. We have had a transformer blow about two blocks from our house but fortunately no fire from it, just a very bright light you could see for miles. When you can smell the blossoms in that gently breeze, that really is the best time of the year..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  29. LOL! Wow, talk about extremes! At least the snow was very short lived!

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  30. Oh my goodness...I thought snow would be a distant memory by now. It's looking lovely over there though. Love the vintage table!

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  31. You certainly do have all kinds of weather . . .
    Loved seeing some spring colors popping in your world.
    Happy the electrical is fixed . . . bec safe!

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  32. Pam, beautiful pics of spring, so far, in your neck of the woods. Your back deck decor is so calming and pretty, with those soft, pastel blue/greys;it must be so lovely and relaxing to sit there and enjoy the views. Would you believe I've never breathed in the scent of Lily of the Valley?! I must find some, now that I'm in Ontario, as my curiosity is getting the better of me!

    Happy weekend, to you!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  33. Oh, how fickle the weather is! Nice shots.

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