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Are you all bugged out in Canada?
by Expat Focus columnist, Aisha Isabel Ashraf
In the UK blossom flutters to the ground as Spring segues into Summer; ice-creams are raised to indulgent lips, trips to the seaside planned, and bared white legs and flowerbeds dazzle, the latter in glorious Technicolor. Those first snowdrops are a distant memory.
By contrast, here in southern Ontario it’s been just four weeks since our last snowfall, and while the stain of green spreads slowly across the ground many trees still raise skeletal arms to the sky. Buds are just breaking into leaf and dandelions send out exploratory squadrons to assess if conditions are ripe for mass invasion.
This year’s awakening is unusually cool and damp - Canada’s national flower the Trillium has only just begun to bloom. It’s as though we’re having difficulty shrugging off the legacy of the devastating ice-storm that encased us overnight, Marvel-comic style in December, plunging the province into frigid darkness as thousands were left without power days before Christmas.
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- Forum Legend