Wednesday, 7 March 2012

What a Fabulous Day!

We broke a record today. It got up to +12 degrees Celsius which, for Eastern Ontario, is amazing in early March. The last time it was this warm on March 7 was in the early 1970's. It was even more amazing because yesterday morning when we woke up, the temperature was -19 degrees, which means we experienced a temperature swing of 30 degrees in about 24 hours. I went out for a walk on my lunch break and there were people all over the place, enjoying the warmth and the sun. I think this photo says it all. This young couple were sitting on a park bench surrounded by a field of snow, but happily basking in the sun.  

A day like this is a cause for celebration. When I went home to my apartment in the evening, I decided to sit out on my deck. I love sitting out there in the warm summer months, but I have never been able to go out there this early in the year. Two days ago, the deck had been covered in snow, but today it was dry and inviting. 

I put out my chair............. my glass of wine............

....and I even put on a pair of sandals (although I had on a winter jacket). Ahhh! It was great to be able to sit outside on a warm (relatively) early spring evening. 

One of the reasons I love to sit outside on my deck is that I can enjoy the lovely view. I can see the spires of the cathedral and the top of the National Art Gallery.

The sun was beginning to set and the sky had a beautiful tint. It was such a fabulous day!


Ronna said...

Ahhh...spring! Nothing in the world like it!

Sarah said...

Great photo-essay! We got up to 16 degrees in Toronto yesterday - it was unreal!

Knatolee said...

Wow, beautiful view!