Sunday, November 25, 2007

Ottawa Welcomes Winter.

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My mother has moved to Gabriola Island off the coast of Vancouver Island's sheltered gulf side. I'm sure when she sees this, she will still feel the shiver of Ontario winter down her back but then she'll look out her window to the dew sparkled evergreens and know that in February there will be daffodiles.

And she will tell me about them.

I know she will.

It's a tradition in our family. Retire. Live in BC. Call the children buried under snow to ask if their bulbs are up yet. No? Oh right, you live in winterland.

Welcome to winterland fellow bloggers.


chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

Snow. It's so pretty.
I wish your mom luck in her new digs.
How fun to live on an island.

verobirdie said...

This is a funny family tradition :-) Hope your mother likes it there.

Mary said...

I heard on the news that Ottawa got some snow and here is proof. We just got a dusting. However, it was cold and windy here yesterday, like Winnie the Pooh's blustery day only in winter.

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Gardenista said...

Winterlands have their own beauty sometimes. Our prairie winter sees far more sunshine than any of those warm places. Yes, my parents live a a fantastic area of BC too. They call to mock us all the time. We just went for a walk on the beach in our shorts in March...we went waterskiing in May...our geraniums bloom in December...

GardenJoy4 said...

I can't blame your parents for moving to BC .. haha
We lived on Vancouver Island , Comox/Courteny for a few years. It was nice .. but a lot of rain too !
Now we are in Kingston and the wonderful heat and humidity of summer go hand in hand with WOW ! another ice storm ? haha
My garden is still going strong so far though .. phew !
Joy : )

Bert said...

There must be somethng in the water in B.C. that makes everyone who moves there brag about flowers blooming in February, cutting the grass in March,and having a picnic in the park in December!! At least we in Ontario have "real" seasons.
On another note, I so enjoy reading your blog and learning about gardening at the east end of the province (where I grew up).