It has long been a Maritime tradition that in January, Mother Nature sees fit to send us a little warmer weather for a few days. This year she has really out done herself. It started on the weekend and has continues all week. Today's high was 10 C (50F). This trend has continued through the night times too with temperatures above freezing, and it is suppose to continue into the weekend. Needless to say, this has meant that we have less snow now. The sidewalks are almost bare and the melting snow is running down gutters and drains at an amazing rate.
So here is the sidewalk and street,
And here is the big house across the street where those very impressive icicles used to hang.
I have been enjoying the thaw, but I have to admit that I am frightened of what she is going to throw at us next. Because usually after we have been lulled into false hope of an early spring, we get a few weeks of lows -30. Fahrenheit of Celsius, is doesn't matter. That is just COLD!