Friday, April 16, 2010

Tonight's Forcast - A Freeze on Blackflies and Mosquitos

Tonight
Cloudy. Periods of rain beginning this evening changing to periods of snow after midnight. Snowfall amount 2 cm. Wind southwest 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. Low minus 1 C.
This happened to us last year - a snowfall in April and one at the end of May. It slowed down our growing season by 2 - 3 weeks. Things still grew - just took a little longer. 
What makes me happy about getting snow this time of year you ask? That's easy! We hardly had any blackflies or mosquitos because of it!

 This photo was last May 31st
So if we get one or two cool nights and wake up to a beautiful winter wonderland a couple of times throughout the spring, it's ok with me! I actually enjoy the beauty of white snow on the green buds of spring and being able to sit outside in the evenings without being completely miserable because of the bugs! - That's a huge bonus for a little cold if you ask me! 

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