It is just approaching the end of the first week of February, and I have been encountering harbingers of Spring. The chickadees have been singing “Spring’s here!” and engaging in small territorial squabbles around the bird feeder, Punxsutawney Phil forecast a short winter after not seeing his shadow on February 2, and garden catalogues have been arriving. Since some of us are already thinking about the growing season, here’s a short video of Susan Mills‘ Garden Ledger.
Of course, where I live the groundhog’s prediction of spring beginning in six weeks is unlikely to come true. (It has happened, but not recently as the weather patterns seem to have shifted to later springs and longer autumns.) Reflecting the spirit that keeps Canadians going through the winter, here is Rick Mercer’s take on The Seven Day Forecast.
Perhaps if we all spend the weekend wishing for it, Spring will come sooner.