It's funny, but this year has just felt worse for weather. It seems like it's taken longer for the temperature to go above 0C, that it's been snowing later into June and that the ice in the bay and Sylvia Grinnell River has been lingering longer. If you had asked me to swear on a bible that these things are true, I would have, no problem.
But here's the thing....ever since we moved here I've gone out and taken pictures right around the same weekend in June. It's normally around June 10th, give or take a few days. So out of curiosity, I went and took a look at the pictures I shot those weekends in 2006, 2007, 2008 and this past weekend. And what have I concluded?
That I really need to shoot photos more often because the winter lay-off apparently destroys my photography skills.
But other than that, there doesn't really appear to be too much of a difference in the snow and ice conditions around the area over the past few years.
So, for example, here are some pictures from Sylvia Grinnell and the bay from 2006.
Some pictures from 2007.
And finally, ones taken this weekend.
Yes, there are a lot of photos here, but why not. Anyway, the difference are pretty minor. I suspect it has more to do that after a long winter, it always seems like the ice and snow is lingering long this time around than in previous years. The truth of it is, it doesn't look much worse than in previous years.
1. The man who sold the world (live) - Nirvana*
2. Look for me (live) - Neko Case
3. Karma police - Radiohead
4. One great city - The Weakerthans
5. The electric version - The New Pornographers