The weather has gone from minus 10 and storms to sunshine and plus 17 this weekend, so today, as they said it was going to get upwards of 20 degrees, I grabbed my camera and went for a walk in out local park. The Bois de Coulonge, which roughly translates as the Coulonge woods! It’s literally ten minutes around the corner from where I live, and with the sun beckoning me outside, I went out in search of flowers. Well, I didn’t find many flowers but I did find the lodge (home) of the exceedingly rare lesser brown ground beaver. Alas, there was no sighting of the very shy creature, itself. But then, that’s only to be expected.
Well, it might already be spring elsewhere around the world, but here in Québec City, we’re still lingering in winter. There’s still some snow on the ground, the temp is hovering around 4 degrees—going up from minus 4 first thing this morning. And flower that everyone else saw in February or March are only now just poking their head up above ground. It’s been a long hard winter up here, in the Frozen North. And the Jardin Botanique Roger-Van den Hende, at the University Laval, look a bit bleak. But I’m sure, in a matter of days, with some warm sunshine, it will all change. And everything will turn green again. Click on the images to see the full-size photos.