It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Make it Stop!!



April 10, 2007 - Posted by | Canada, Ottawa


  1. EEP! sorry for the barrage of white! spring is coming, i promise! really! she, uh, told me herself. 🙂

    Comment by Lara | April 10, 2007 | Reply

  2. What? Oh no, that’s too much. It’s springtime everywhere else.

    Comment by z | April 10, 2007 | Reply

  3. Shivered in the drizzle yesterday, but happily sat in the garden inmy sunhat today:-) Yay spring time!

    Comment by juggling mother | April 10, 2007 | Reply

  4. You’re in Canada, it is suppose to snow. I’m in Boston and the snow is due here tomorrow. Yikes!

    Comment by Peter | April 10, 2007 | Reply

  5. Snow expected here tomorrow as well – and I’m supposed to drive over the mountain. Exactly one year ago this weekend I got stuck on the other side of the mountain, darn it!

    Comment by Angela | April 10, 2007 | Reply

  6. It’s okay! If the weather here continues to travel your way it will all be gone in a couple of days! It’s still cool here, but there’s no snow!

    Comment by Haley | April 10, 2007 | Reply

  7. Gah! That sucks! We had that happening last week in Vancouver.

    Comment by Karin | April 10, 2007 | Reply

  8. Hahahhaa! omg, I left Ottawa Sunday, seems I left just in time! 😀 I mean… Awwee gee, bad weather sucks.

    Comment by Joel | April 10, 2007 | Reply

  9. Wow! we are having a heatwave, I just bought suncream and a new paddling pool! I doubt it will last here though, April is usually a rainy month here and May is always a mixture x

    Comment by jenny uk | April 11, 2007 | Reply

  10. I grew up in Alberta, I know the feeling. Now I live in sunny So Cal and well, people drive on special trips just to see snow in the mountains. I whine about it getting too hot here in the summer, my thick Canadian blood can’t take the heat.

    Comment by carrien | April 11, 2007 | Reply

  11. Lara: Oh, I know she is. This is just how spring happens in Ottawa. Booo…

    Z: Yup. I’m weary of the white stuff, for sure. Today, though, it’s all gone!

    JugglingMother: Just like us! Instead of drizzle, though, we get a thin coat of sloppy snow… But the rain is coming!

    Peter: “You’re in Canada, it’s supposed to snow.” Ah. You’re among the Americans who cross the border in July with skis on the the roof-rack, expecting snow. No, it’s NOT supposed to snow in April. (It does – in Ottawa, not everywhere in this country – but it’s not supposed to!)

    Angela: Snow in the mountains. How late can you get a snowstorm down there?

    Haley: You’re right! It’s all gone today. Temperatures forecast to rise steadily through the week, with rain expected tomorrow.

    Karin: It’s hard to take at the very tail end of winter, when you’re thoroughly sick of it and pining for the spring. A teeny little dusting of snow like that wouldn’t even be noticed in December or January!

    Joel: Thanks for those words of comfort and encouragement.

    JennyUK: Let’s see… first time I was in England the papers went on about a “heat wave” when the temperatures were in the mid-seventies. I was an unruly teen at the time – got no end of a giggle over that one. Heh.

    Carrien: Well, you know, I think the same thing most days. My Californian commenters say “Oh! You should come live here!”, but, remembering the temperatures of last summer… Maybe for a month in the winter, but year round? I think not.

    Comment by MaryP | April 11, 2007 | Reply

  12. It’s snowing here, in Chicago, too. Big fat real flakes. It’s APRIL, for the love of little puppies – WHY?

    Comment by BeckaJo | April 11, 2007 | Reply

  13. I’ve gotten stranded (or snowed in) in the mountains as late as mid-May. And a couple years ago it snowed about once a month until June (beginning in September), but that’s fairly rare and many of the storms were little enough that travel wasn’t affected. It kind of varies, this storm isn’t that unusually, and there’ll probably be a little snow next month as well…

    Comment by Angela | April 11, 2007 | Reply

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