Skies were clearly blue last Monday over Elgin Heritage Park thanks to gusty winds that swept away any lingering smog. Winds brought a chill to the park. Even the hardy wildlife wrapped in the warmth of their downy feathers and fur huddled together at a distant shore.
The beginnings of spring decorated the cold bare branches with color.
Birch trees preparing for foliage were dressed in pre-leaf pink.
To my great surprise the wind also blew in snow clouds overnight transforming bright skies to murky white. The cool blue hues of the previous day were chased away and our trip to the park was canceled. These sudden flakes that melted in hours have shocked early bloomers several times this February and March in southwest BC. Weather patterns seem to be changing and the familiar winter rains too often come down as fluffy crystals of ice.
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Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms