Yes, Environment Canada has confirmed they have never cancelled winter, it’s just a little delayed this year.
The troughs should be sleeping under a cover of snow but some of the plants are still green; the troughs haven’t frozen in yet. I’ve actually been giving them a little bit of water – pretending it might be rain. In the downtown area and along the river the poplar trees are starting to set a few buds. And comments on un-winter weather have been noted by others down east and across the border.
The local bunny in the park, who has mostly turned white is out and about regularly. It can probably find a few sprouts of green or a compost pile or two that isn’t frozen.
But really, we all know it’s just a matter of time before the cold rolls in. Although it was 9˚C yesterday.