If you think we had a cold winter and a reluctant spring, you might feel better knowing this: I received an e-mail from a friend who lives with his family on a remote arm of Great Slave Lake in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The e-mail came today. He checked the ice depth yesterday to make sure it was OK for a Twin Otter plane on skis to land. Ice depth: 52 inches. On May 22. It’s the most he’s ever measured, and he’s lived there for more than 20 years.
I guess if the marsh marigolds are a week or so late in blooming here, we can live with it.