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hello, cherry blossoms

hello, cherry blossoms, originally uploaded by Mister Wind-Up Bird.

I’m finding the Vancouver winters harder and harder to deal with. It’s not the rain, which I actually kind of like, and is never very heavy. It’s the relentless, unending grey. More and more, I find myself missing Saskatchewan winters, which might be bitterly cold, but at least are sunny.

Aside from a few storms that destroyed Stanley Park and left our water undrinkable, I’m not sure this past Vancouver winter was any harsher than the past few. But it was certainly felt longer. Yesterday was the first day this year that really felt like spring, and all the weight of winter suddenly, magically vanished.