Wednesday, February 25, 2009

its back but not for long

Yes, the snow is back. Its been raining off and on for the last couple of days but this afternoon the white stuff started coming down. The Weather Network calls for 5 to 10 cm of snow this evening and overnight and up to 15 cm in the valley but it won't last. The ground is too warm and a night temperature of -2 degrees Celsius won't keep it for long nor will daytime temperatures in the 5 to 9 degree mark. I could hear the grumbling at work this afternoon and more of the same from a person that got off the bus with me this evening. Spring is just around the corner. There are signs everywhere if people look carefully.

Today was the first time I saw Gregor Robertson, the mayor of Vancouver, in person. He rode his bike to the venue where a news conference was being held and looks younger than photos of him in the newspapers would indicate. In 2003 Gregor was voted one of the top 40 under 40 by The Globe and Mail. Previously I had only seen photos of him in the papers, especially during the municipal election a few months back. You can read more about him and his team by going to .

Well, there are two more work days to go before the weekend. Should the weather be reasonable with some sun I'll be out taking some photos. Burnaby Mountain is a distinct possibility if the right conditions prevail. A trip to the conservatory at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver is also a strong possibility where, even if its raining, it won't matter because what's to be seen is indoors. This indoor venue has all sorts of interesting tropical and subtropical plants and flowers plus birds flying about. More on all that later.

Now I'm off to take a quick hot shower before getting back to the computer for a bit before bedtime. Have a good night (or good day, depending on where you're at) and chat some more later!

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