Searching

For Spring! Have you seen it? I like to imagine Spring is wandering around, looking for a place to settle, but has been unable to decide…

Is this Spring sneaking in?

…and perhaps Spring has overlooked or possibly forgotten to pay a visit to the island? Overly fanciful? All I know for sure is seasonal norms for spring temperatures here have yet to be reached. Spring is lost, I tell you!

A hint at least

Scout and I have tried very hard to find Spring this past week. There have been rumours of warmer weather and spells of prolonged sunshine, but it turned out they were mostly just that – hints and rumours.

We looked from the top of Marine, but couldn’t see Spring, or not much more than a hint…

We went all the way to Sproat Lake the other day, into the interior where it’s always warmer than the coast. What a joy to see the outside readings on the Jeep temperature gauge fall from a “balmy” plus 5 on the coast to a practically frigid plus 2/3 at the lake. Spring was not lurking by the lake. Hmm.

Chilly at the lake

To be fair, spring signs are everywhere – the birds are busily vocal, the undergrowth and trees are greening up nicely, and there’s been plenty of blossom and such. Just no warmth, no opportunity to sit in the early evening sun and enjoy a beer. Maybe May will be the month for that?! C’mon, Spring, come and find us, if only for a day or two. Or three.

Lakeside blossom, very pretty, but it wasn’t warm

Before I sign off, I understand Scout took control of the blog last time out and she was a touch judgmental about my range of beer choices? I’d be more than happy for her to go into the store and make her own selections, but she’s not an (official) emotional support dog so that can’t happen. Sadly, she’d just choose any old lager and then be disappointed about the relative lack of froth – the part she likes best. I won’t succumb to beer pressure and make bad choices Scout, let me be clear about that!

No, I will not succumb to- oh… (Don’t tell Scout, but I quite liked this!)
“It’s too cold to sit out, and I am not touching that – where’s the froth?”
“But thank you for choosing something different!”

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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plaidcamper

I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

18 thoughts on “Searching”

  1. Are you sure that Scout’s not fibbing about the froth? She looks warmer than she’s letting on. Meanwhile, the spring’s warmth is being elusive here as well as there. Those photos tell the story of a great potential, though. Enjoy!

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  2. I have to concur with you, pc, it doesn’t look a lot like a warm and flowery spring there yet. But fortunately you have good beer, froth or not, to keep you warm. Scout is so beautiful and healthy, and that final photo is wonderful. Cheers my friend, and may the spring come in May, just around the corner.

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    1. Scout keeps us going, whatever the temperatures, and spring might be just around the corner – or another corner after that, if a forecast I read earlier is right about the second half of May…
      Thanks, Jet, and we hope all is well with you!

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  3. I loved your intro-so true and appreciated the good laugh-thank-you. Enjoyed the variety of photos as well. Went to a park yesterday and the birds are busy flirting and courting – such a joyful time!

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  4. Still laughing at the spring is lost or kidnapped for beer theme!! What a gorgeous view and photo from top of Marine and even without the warm weather it looks like it was a beautiful week for walks. Scout does not look pleased about this week’s choice of beer and those wonderful final two photos should be for Scout’s new beer blog!! Enjoy the week and the beginning of the hockey playoffs!!😁

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    1. Looking forward to the playoffs, and seeing if the Flames crash and burn…
      Watched Everton win against Chelsea – wasn’t pretty, but it worked. They’re still in deep trouble, and it’s the hope that kills you, but can they, can they escape the drop?!
      Scout would love her own beer blog, but I think it would be the same each time – dog takes man for a walk, has a beer (probably lager) and a mild rant about the weather.
      Hope your week is going well!

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    1. That would be quite a sight! So long as an appearance by Pan means Spring is in the air, I’ll say bring on the old goat…
      Hope all is well with you, Bob!

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