Saturday, 12 September 2009


Most of the haying in Alberta would be done by now, as September often provides quick snow squalls that often melt quickly. I have witnessed snow on Labour Day weekend despite wishing for mild weather to continue.

Photo Credit: Karen Hall CC=nc-sa-flickr.


Teresa said...

Snow on Labor Day? Brrrr. I'm still in shorts here.

Barbara Martin said...

Toronto today is sunny and warm, still okay for shorts, too.

That snow I encountered was in Legal, AB.

Marian Perera said...

Snow... in September?

I'll never complain about Toronto again.

Charles Gramlich said...

I well remember the fall garden harvests. Tiring work.

Leah J. Utas said...

There's still some haying going on here due to our messed-up summer, but you're right in general. As to the snow, well, rumour has it we're in for it Sept.19-23.

Cloudia said...

The Fall does make us muse and remember, Barbara!

Aloha my friend

Comfort Spiral

Ruahines said...

Kia ora Barbara,
Reminds me of the Neil Young song, Four Strong Winds. Think I will go listen to it!

Barbara Martin said...

Marian, trust me when I tell you the winter weather in Toronto is balmy in comparison to western Canadian winters. It's the humitidy from the Great Lakes that makes weather miserable all year round.

Charles, tiring but worth it during those cold winter months. My mother canned fruit and vegetables like clockwork in late August.

Leah, we're in for a cold, long winter...I heard the Canada Gesse start to fly south the last week of August. For Toronto that's early, oftern they don't start until now.

Barbara Martin said...

Cloudia, Honolulu is warm all year round with wonderful sunshine. I was there one Christmas. Delightful place to recuperate from snowbound locations.

Robb, nostalgia is good for the soul.

Anonymous said...

A delightful scene Barbara - such wide open spaces.

Steve Malley said...

We're seeing the first spring lambs here in Canterbury!

Barbara Martin said...

Pam, I just had to sneak the Rockies in.

Steve, the best lamb and mutton in the world comes from New Zealand.