Sun’s power

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It has been cold this past week with lows in the minus 15 – 20 C range and highs between minus 5 and minus 10 most days. But (and this is not just the optimist in me speaking!) the March days are getting longer, the sun is getting higher in the sky and it is becoming more powerful.

The following pictures were taken when I was out working in temperatures between minus 5 and minus 10 degrees.  It was sunny and I was amazed at the evidence of the power of the sun that I saw.

Despite the cold, the sun is melting the snow and patches of brown and green are emerging. Notice the green weeds and, if you look very carefully (double click on the photo), you can see soft reddish brown growth.


I didn’t get the driveway very wide with the snow blower after the big snow storm a few weeks ago. But, despite the sub zero temperatures, the sun has been doing a great job of melting the ice and snow and widening the driveway.


It is forecast to be much milder this coming week with temperatures well above zero, perhaps even into the double digits on several days. We can’t let ourselves think that it is Spring but it will be good to see increasing evidence of the end of Winter. When I get back from Ottawa this coming Friday I hope that the ground will have thawed enough for me to complete the electric fence so that we can move towards getting our laying hens.


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