Two Coasts, Two Kinds of Snow

Today, May 24th, it snowed a foot or more on the east coast of Canada. This is not normally May weather, even for the province of Newfoundland.

As I stepped outside in my front yard on the west coast of Canada, it looked like snow too. But a second look told me the white “flakes” on the ground were actually tired dogwood petals that had finished blooming.

As I turned to walk towards the front yard, I saw more snow. But this time it was in the shape of snowballs from my snowball bush (part of the viburnum family).

I really sympathize with the Newfoundlanders today, but I wouldn’t want to trade places with them. I like our kind of snow better.

33 thoughts on “Two Coasts, Two Kinds of Snow

  1. Gladys

    Add to that the snowballs from the cottonwood trees. They are everywhere, inside and out. They bunch up in corners, wait for you to open the door, then grin as they puff inside.
    Still better than Newfoundland.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Back when I was a teenager (about 15 years ago, ha ha), when we lived in northern BC, the snow had all melted and we had gone away for the long weekend in May. When we came home on the Monday, they’d had a foot of snow. Shocking!

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