Peninsular Rose Club

This isn't California


by Trevor Inkpen

A Reminder, March 8 2002

We sometimes get complacent in Victoria BC "The California of Canada", secure in our mild winters and shivering through our couple of weeks of frost.

Every once in a while, Mother Nature has to serve us up a reminder that we are somewhere North of Palm Springs.

The coldest March 8th on record came with about four inches of snow. The snow was gone by evening, replaced the next day by gale force winds. Those of us who were smugly digging beds last weekend wearing short sleeves were instead shovelling sidewalks, and have retreated indoors to break out the seed catalogs again and plan NEXT weekend's work...

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