Who Lost their Yellow Balloon this Winter?

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.

                                                                                                                                  Doug Larson

The days are getting longer, snow is melting fast, and yes, this is the time of year when walking anywhere is a bit like an obstacle course, dodging slushy snow and puddles, and not walking too close to the street so you don’t get drenched by a passing car.  Yet, spring is my favourite time of year!

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Wascana Creek

It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it. ”
–John Burroughs

Every winter, I walk by frozen Wascana Creek, and think wouldn’t it be awesome if it was turned into a skating rink!

Sunday afternoon hoar frostSunday afternoon hoar frost 2

summer over winter

As I’ve written before, I think Regina is quite a pretty city.  However, I much prefer it in this season…

August sunset Wascana Lake
Wascana Lake late August Sunset…

Than in this season…

Wascana Creek in Winter
Wascana Creek late February afternoon

It is currently minus 32 degrees here.  Shudder.  The debate at work is would you rather have the massive amount of snow of the never-ending winter of 2013 or the mind-numbingly frigid start to 2014???

(At least when it’s cold it’s usually sunny…that’s the only positive I can think of!!!)