I live in Canada and as most people know we usually have long, cold, snowy winters in most parts of the country. There are exceptions, however. In Vancouver my cousin reported that they have hummingbirds at their feeder. They experience milder, rainy winters. Where I live, in Ontario, we have the lake effect. Since I live near Lake Ontario we don’t get as much snow as places further north.
We usually get plenty of snow, however, and have lots of frigid temperatures. For the past couple of years our winters started in November with lots of snow and continued to April. We were buried in snow the whole time. I’m not a winter person and thankfully we retreated to Florida for a couple of weeks for a break. It was a long winter.
This year has been the complete opposite. It stayed warm right up to December. There’s been some snow but the it keeps melting with the unseasonably mild temperatures. Yesterday we woke up to a winter wonderland after weeks of green grass. It was a jolt. By afternoon all the snow was gone. I’m enjoying this weather. I hope it stays like this.