Welcome to April

Well, although our April here in Ottawa is (typically) not quite as colorful as this picture, it does bring signs of spring.

 

April

 

 

We drove up to our cottage this past weekend to check things out and still could not get in the driveway as it is covered in snow, but things are starting to thaw out:

 

 

Spring is here….finally!

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Signs of spring at Palmerston Lake in Ompah, Ontario

We took a drive up to our cottage on Palmerston Lake in Ompah, Ontario today to see if spring has arrived up there.  Although there is quite a bit more snow up there than here in Ottawa and it was 5 degrees cooler, there were a few signs of spring…

the snow levels have subsided and the wild turkeys have been to visit:

 

the ice is breaking up on the lake:

 

and the water levels are really high:

 

Looks like it may be a while before we will be swimming in Palmerston Lake!

 

Signs of spring at Gardens4u in Kanata, Ontario

I am finally able to get out into my clients’ gardens this week as the weather and ground has warmed up.  Here are a few of the first signs that spring has arrived in the Ottawa area…

hopefully you have your own signs of spring wherever you are…enjoy!