It makes me smile whenever I see an advertisement for Canada and all I see are the snow covered mountains and glaciers. Those advertisements further the myth that we are the great while north - land of ice and snow. The reality is that in our area we get much less winter than many who live much further south of the border that separates us. It is full blast spring where we are. I’ll be mowing the lawn by week’s end! Our winter temperatures which only lasted about six weeks are now only a quickly fading memory. The temperatures hit 25 degrees celsius (77 degrees fahrenheit) today. My enjoyable task was to soak up the sunshine as I drove about thirty miles to do a site visit today. While I would have preferred to have the top be off the Jeep I settled for the windows down and all back roads instead of the freeway. The scenery was spectacular! The picture below was taken along my journey as I looked south. All of the green hills are in Canada - the snow covered Mount Baker is in the USA. :)
Lickity gets a little more colourful every day as Becke layers on the layers pf paint. The ice cream cone looks almost good enough to eat already and the surfboard has its first blend coats of paint. This is going to be one of our most colourful signs to date.
With the warm weather here at last it is time to catch up the outside chores. The first job was to put up the last fifteen of the knees under the eaves. They’ve been sitting on the front porch since the cold weather stopped the work on the house with the advent of the cold weather last fall. I’m a fair weather carpenter. :)