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Feb 3, 2012

Winter's half over ~ what winter?

Photo by BarrytheBirder

It's February 2nd, 2012.   Winter has reached the halfway mark.   Here in Southern Ontario, just north of Toronto, a traditional snowy and blustery winter has been almost non-existent.   Snowfall, or the lack thereof, and high temperatures are the talk of the town. Records are being set.   I have pictured hundreds of crows and starlings, in earlier blogs this winter.   These birds seem to have chosen to stay around and tough it out.   But it hasn't been that tough so far, and there are only 46 days to go before we reach spring.   God forbid I should sound like I'm complaining!   Plus, two of those three famous groundhogs did not not see their shadows today, so we will not be having six more weeks of winter, as legend predicts.   For the record, Canada's gophers, Wiarton Willie and Shubenacadie Sam did not see their shadows, while the Yankee groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, did see his shadow.   Maybe that means winter will be shorter here in Ontario and down in Nova Scotia, but 2 weeks longer in Pennsylvania.   
Please comment if you wish.
BtheB
Ps.   If you live in the vicinity of King City or King Township 
you may be interested in my new blog called camera on KING.
Google it at camera on king barry wallace
or go to http://cameraonking.blogspot.com/ 

1 comment:

effie kadoglou said...

Hello Canada i hear you are fine there without much cold only -18 haha,it is cold Barry how much do you want to have -33 as in a former Russian territory ...Ukrainia i am not sure .here is cold enough these days 5 and 0 at night depends on the day and the region .i saw your new blog Barry it is fine with the old photos of kingstown houses and all.i'll take a look everytime and then there too.here we have the same arguments on Facebook about how we can through the government out of sight out of mind.haha...