Is This Supposed to be Spring?

I hardly slept last night. Wind howling outside and ice pellets pounding my bedroom window kept me awake. Not to mention the ice-laden hedges beside the house scraping against the siding. The racket at the front of the house, outside the kids’ rooms, had me half-convinced a tornado was tearing off the shutters (although they appear intact). I don’t know how they slept through it.

By morning, a thick layer of ice coveIMG_4362red everything—the lawn, the trees, our van, and even some of the windows that had been pelted with freezing rain. The deck chairs were dripping with icicles. By mid-morning, the freezing rain turned to regular rain as the temperature rose. As I write, we can hear sheets of ice slipping from rooftops and cashing to the ground—a sound unnervingly like an explosion.

Up here in Ottawa, there’s no sign of spring at the moment. Last week’s melt was only a tease. I feel lucky, though, to be spared yesterday’s mega ice storm that swept through Southern Ontario, leaving thousands without power and causing hundreds of vehicle collisions.

I live in hope that within a couple of weeks, a real spring will finally arrive!


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Susan R. Hughes is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and historical romance. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and three children.
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14 Responses to Is This Supposed to be Spring?

  1. Carol says:

    Wow! Sorry to hear Spring has forgotten you, among other parts of our countries. We’ve had plenty of rain and cold temperatures here in Georgia. As you, I’m looking forward to a swift and warmer climate soon! Stay warm.

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  2. Jude Knight says:

    We are in autumn. Little sign of colour on the trees yet, but we have snow on the high tops, and the past two weeks have seen several storms with almost constant drizzle in between.

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  3. jackiemaurer says:

    Woke up to a ground covering of that white stuff here in Chicagoland. It’s time for it to move on and let spring warm our souls. Stay warm, Susan!

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  4. Wow, Susan! Really! 🙂
    The Chinook Wind? Too much Ian Tyson in my head. 🙂


  5. Jill James says:

    Our plants think it is spring. Had snow last night and another chance on Thursday. Come on, Spring!!


  6. It was 87 degrees F in West Texas yesterday. I keep seeing the snow images from the Great White North and think to myself, “Self… aren’t you glad you live in West Texas now?” LOL. Then I go outside and the air hits me like a cricket bat. Thud.

    Never fear… short of the next ice age, Canada will have Spring… someday 🙂 I think. …maybe. LOL


  7. leighmorgan1 says:

    We got about 5 inches of freezing rain mixed with snow on Sunday. That has been followed by snow all week–it’s snowing here now. I had tulip foliage popping–hope we still get tulips. Spring certainly hasn’t sprung yet.

    Our daughter is in Toronto. She’s fond of saying, “whatever weather you get mom, we get here a day later.” Don’t know if that’s true, but I’m sooooo ready for Spring!


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