So Long to Summer 2020
Here in Southern Ontario, our Winters seem to last forever, but Springs and Summers last no time at all.
By April, it seems that Winter will never end, then suddenly the snow and ice have gone, and new growth is visible.
We generally get another winter blast and we worry that the delicate new growth will be killed …magically, it survives.
After that, the changes happen really fast. The spring bulbs are up,
then the summer growth,
then the mid-summer flowers,
Finally, the August-September flowers
Then a scant three months after it began, Summer has gone, and the leaves are turning bright colours and falling in profusion.
Summer has ended, and Fall has arrived — a brief pre-cursor to Winter.
The lawnmowers (hand and gas) go into hibernation, the big mother snowblower gets gassed up and tested and moves to the front of the garage.
The hoes, rakes and spades move to the hooks at the back of the garage, and the various snow shovels move forward for easy access. Sigh.