I don't believe lies. And I do not believe that which is simply not believable.
We here in southern Ontario have had an unbelievably cool spring- Leaves have only unfurled this past week- Hubby and I rode bikes on Wednesday. While out and about it seemed finally spring had sprung. Though we do appear to be a good two or three weeks behind what is the norm for us. Mother's day, saw no lilacs on the shrubs. A fond memory of my very first mothers day :)
My rhubarb is in full swing. Love that stuff. A bit late, but, still welcome. I've done crisps and cobblers-
While out and about I notice the wild strawberries. Their leaves and flowers are very large- Much larger then previous years. Trout lillies are larger too. But then we've had quite a bit more precipitation the last few years. Snow and rain. The trilliums are finally out. Late but better late then not at all. They usually appear towards the end of April, but, not this year. Even though they had access to more sunlight thanks to the lack of leaves...
The migratory birds got off to a late start also- Can't say I blame them. Though I finally saw a Baltimore Oriole this past week. Also, for the first time ever we spied a Yellow rumped warbler- myrtle. That was a thrill! Oh and the pigeons have reappeared! There were missing in action the past couple of years, I suspect because the winters were so harsh, it depleted the population. This spring after a more normal winter, but cold spring, their back!
There more, but, that's all I can recall off the top of my head.
Let's get to the temp today! Absolutely chilling- In fact there is a chance of wet snow. Which means all our plants will have to come into the house- My sage which already has cold damage from this spring 'warmth' lol, will have to come in. As will our tomato plants.
Today it is a frigid, with cold north wind, 9 celsius or 48 fahrenheit presently- Tonight 1 degree Celsius or 34 Fahrenheit
Sun May 15- tomorrow will see night time temps of 1 degree celsius or 34 fahrenheit. With a chance of wet snow Sun, 15 May Mainly cloudy. 30 percent chance of flurries or rain showers
*8:45 am Sunday May 15/16: it's freezing- or should I say it's an AGW induced 4 Celsius or 39 F this morning- with a cold north wind blowing. Wow, we blew away all AGW heat today- Yup a blistering 7 degrees celsius or 45 Fahrenheit- including a bit of ice pellets mixed with rain in the early afternoon- our daughter emailed us and said 'it feels like mid march'!! Yes, it does! Supposed to warm up to normal by the end of this week. Maybe.
Our average norms around this time of year are about 20 c or 70 fahrenheit
Give or take a bit either way- but as you can read- the present and tomorrow temp with snow, we are well below seasonal norms. Over all this spring has been well below normal temps
Nope. No AGW here.
On the plus side! The cold temps, particularly at night, have made woods walking mosquito free! :)
No need to wear your bug protection- mesh clothing sprayed with bug spray while out looking for wild but delicious mushrooms- Like morel mushrooms. We found five of them. Yes, five of them! Absolutely delicious. Scrumptious. I can't say where this find took place!
"No, I can’t reveal my secret locations… not necessarily because I’m selfish (well, maybe partly), but because it wouldn’t be fun for you. Morel mushroom hunting is adventurous. It’s thrilling, and it’s incredibly rewarding! If you’ve ever found any on your own, you know exactly what I mean.Haha. I know exactly what the author of that article means :))