February has been a mixed bag of everything. The mild winter we’ve been enjoying – compliments of El Nino – eventually devolved into bone-chilling cold, quickly followed by the snow.
Downtown intersections became slushy lakes. Pedestrians Beware! … especially if you weren’t wearing a good pair of waterproof boots.
Snow plows – big and small – were finally pressed back into service to clear the wet mess.
It wasn’t all miserable grayness. There are always those who chose not to fight the weather, and instead get out and embrace it …. like these skaters did at City Hall in the softly falling snow.
Then within a few days, temperatures popped up to 13C/55F and all the snow melted again as we enjoyed the spring-like conditions.
As hardy Canadians, we manage to keep a firm upper lip and stoically accept winter as it is delivered (even if somewhat reluctantly).
We know that February will eventually pass.