This is definitely the last of winter. For sure. No doubt about it.
Well, maybe by May two-four we'll see the last of it. For sure. No doubt about it.
But it doesn't matter either way, because spring has really sprung!
I saw a robin and there is a crocus pushing through last year's grass remnants! Yes.
There is still pack ice in some of the harbours around here, and our lawn has yet to give up all of its snow. But it won't be there long.
This is predicted to be a great year for icebergs. If the pack ice is any indicator, those predictions should be correct; there was more pack ice here this spring then I have seen for many years.
The pack ice was peppered with seals basking in the sun out in Portugal Cove the day I got out there with my camera. It reminded me of the Caribbean beaches I've seen filled with us "Snow Birds", hove off in the sun for hours at a time, taking an occasional break to sashay up to the closest bar. Good times.
And now that it is spring it is time to start hunting icebergs. The bergs are dotting the coast already. I saw my first one this week down near Ferryland- it was quite large!
Should you be iceberg hunting yourself, check out Iceberg Finder. They map 'active' icebergs, including longitude, latitude, shape and size. A very useful tool for a photographer!
In the meantime, while I do hope to post some iceberg shots in the coming months, I am quite confident I won't be posting any more pictures of snow and pack ice for a long time. For sure. No doubt about it.
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