by Leslie Cox; Tuesday; February 4, 2020

I see youLast week was sure a washout in the garden. Rained pretty much all week…much of it a torrential downpour. And wouldn’t you know it? On the days there was the odd break in the rain I had other things on my calendar which did not allow for even 30 minutes of garden-time. It is the way some weeks unfold, isn’t it?

Needless to say, I am now two weeks behind on my outside garden chores. The week of rain followed directly on the heels of spending most of the third week of January tied up with a flurry of last-minute details and registrations for the 2020 North Island Writers Conference. (As a member of the Comox Valley Writers Society, I volunteer on the organizing committee for this annual conference which is co-hosted by North Island College, CV campus.)

First snowfall of the season - November 2017Having lost 2 weeks to volunteer duties and weather, I am really going to have to put the nose to the grindstone outside. And I would if it was not currently snowing! Unbelievable! Cannot seem to catch a break. According to the weather forecast, we are expected to get anywhere from 2 – 15 cm…which translates into anywhere between less than 1 inch up to 6 inches. One heck of a difference, if you ask me.

Bad news is: the snow will turn to rain at some point later today. So, if we do get the 15 cm of white stuff, it will get really heavy on the trees and shrubs with the potential to do some damage to their limbs.

And winter continues….