Thursday, March 09, 2006

in the spirit of being Canadian

Apparently Canadians talk a lot about weather. Or at least that's something I've seen The Royal Canadian Air Farce make fun of every once in a while.

So in the true spirit of being Canadian, here is a short post on the crazy weather antics of Vancouver. This morning I woke up to flurries of snow (very unusual for Vancouver... the most likely place to snow in the Lower Mainland is up on SFU Burnaby Mountain). The park across the street was covered with white snow.

I took a nap in the afternoon. I later woke up to gorgeous sunshine and a green park across the street.

Now, close to midnight, there are huge flurries coming down again. All the cars on the street below are covered in a couple of inchese of snow.

This inconsistent and wacko weather that I think is particularly unique to Vancouver reminds me of a news story I saw a few years ago. It was a 3 minute long piece (which is fairly long in the world of TV news) on the weather. And it was the top story of the 6 o'clock news. They showed four different cameras from different spots in the city. One spot was snowing. Another was hailing. Another was raining. Another was completely dry with no precipitation (just a block away from the spot that was raining). This prairie girl thought it strange that weather would warrant the top news spot. But today reminds me how weird it really is.

I'm off! It's kinda fun watching the snow flurries which are as big as loonies now!

2 comments:

Matthea said...

Hey Justine! Nice blog, and nice to hear what you've been up to. Naps are definitely nice. I've had my fair share in the sun yesterday. And the weather - indeed wacko. I really want to break out the Birks (without my furry socks) and roll up my pants, but the freak outbreaks of snow kinda stall that kind of outlandish behaviour!

enitsuj said...

I like your furry socks :) Soon enough spring will fully be here and then we can do summertime play! hope you are up for kayaking again this year! (i'm out with a vengeance to make up for lost time -- i didn't get to go once last summer at all!)