Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring is coming

The last few weeks have been pretty warm.

It's nice - the sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the ice that used to coat my driveway is mostly gone. The ice that remains is hollow underneath, since it melts from the bottom. That makes it fun to walk on.

Of course, the other thing that spring brings is a rash of people driving their vehicles (trucks, snowmobiles, etc.) on the ice of the river and falling through. That I do not understand at all. It seems pretty obvious to me that if the snow has been melting for a week, you stay off the ice.

Some people obviously disagree, though, since there have been a couple of instances of people falling through the ice in the last couple of weeks.

I suspect that soon there won't be any ice left, so this will stop being a problem until next year.

Ottawa hasn't had much snow this winter. I suspect winter might not be totally over yet - we could still get a big dump of snow before it's over. The nice part about snow now is that you know it's going to melt soon.

Two years ago we had a lot of snow, and even that year the last big snowfall was March 9. It won't be long now.

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