photos starting top left ~ deer on the hill at sunset, Canada geese on the flooded flats, a brook running fast, water being released through the Mactaquac Dam, broken pavement and overflowing ditch, a sap bucket at Kings Landing Historical Settlement
It's almost spring!
It arrives two weeks from Wednesday according to the calendar.
I know most of us are really winter weary and can't wait for
spring weather, green grass, and blooming flowers, shrubs and trees.
Spring here in New Brunswick can arrive anytime between now and the merry merry month of May.
Last year, which is when the photos in my collage were taken, spring arrived on St. Patrick's Day ~ March 17.
It was the earliest spring in a long time here.
The temperature went up to +12 C. that day and continued to climb all the way up to +27 C on the 21st and 22nd breaking records.
The snow was all gone by the 24th in most of the province.
The St. John River ice broke up which caused an ice jam below the village of Perth Andover which was severely flooded.
After the 24th the weather went back to normal spring temperatures and as Easter was in April we even got 15 cm. of snow on Easter Sunday. After that it started warming again and we had a beautiful spring.
The reason I chose this collage of photos for my header instead of spring flowers, green grass and singing birds is because these photos are very typical of things we will see in March and April.
It's just about maple syrup time here too.
This is at Kings Landing Historical Settlement last March on that very warm weekend. The lady is pouring maple syrup on the snow which solidifies it into maple candy eaten on a stick.
I hope to visit a sugar bush again this month. The weather the next few days will be perfect for syrup to run ~ warm days and cool nights.
Have you ever been to a sugar bush camp?
It's a lot of fun.
I know a lot of my readers are already seeing signs of spring in their yards and gardens and there's also a major storm system crossing the continent bringing snow and rain to some of us.
We all experience spring at different times and in different ways.
And we will all have spring weather ~ sooner or later.
I can't wait! Can you??