Although this week has surprised us with normal to below normal temperatures, the previous 2 weeks were actually balmy. Unbelievably, the weather for the middle weeks of March along the north shore of Lake Ontario was more like June with some of the evening temperatures in the +17′ C. (60′ F.) range and a few days at  27′ C.. (80′ F.) We were warmer than many southern U.S. cities!

I couldn’t help myself…..I had to get out in the garden with my rake and remove the many leaves that had been missed last fall. My spring bulbs were having a difficult time emerging from beneath them.  Many of my perennials were also weeks ahead in their development and even thought I feared for their existence if the temperatures were to plummet to below zero, I spent hours clearing away the remnants of our mild winter.

Of course, good things can’t last forever, and 2 days ago I was scurrying around trying to protect some of the more tender specimens with yes, you guessed it, the leaves that I had removed! The last 2 nights, we dropped below freezing!  Here are some of the photos that I took over the past few days.

About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".
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  1. Daniel LaFrance says:

    Beautiful series! Lovely and uplifting colours.

    With the warm weather period we had, it certainly felt that we went from Winter directly to summer.

    • Well Daniel, it didn’t last did it? The great thing about the cooler weather that followed the “heat” was that these blooms lasted for a very long time. I’m still enjoying some of them.

  2. Loreen says:

    I love spring flowers! Great shots, Jane!

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