I've been through the full gamut of weather in the past 24 hours.
2:15pm Monday: I was napping on a sunny hillside in Stirling Ontario.
3:30am Tuesday: packing up and leaving Stirling in darkness to make my early flight out of Toronto
8:00am Tuesday: flying back across the country over fields of yellow and green and brown, watching spring from the air
9:05am Tuesday: a collective groan through the sold out plane when we broke through the low cloud cover to descend into a snow/sleet covered edmonton
10:21am Tuesday: making it to work just barely late with wet socks and shoes from navigating my way through a slushy alley way while being blinded by sleet coming down sideways at me
1:25pm Tuesday: sitting at work watching the snow slow down and the wind pick up, whipping around the tops of the evergreens in the river valley
3:15pm Tuesday: venture out of the shop for lunch to find it much warmer than when i arrived
4:21pm Tuesday: wind slows down while the clouds break from dull, flat winter white into puffy chunks that glimmer white/gold at the edges and hang heavy black grey in the middles.
5:00pm Tuesday: between the wind and the sun, all that slush and snow melts and dries to reveal a no longer brown edmonton.
6:15pm Tuesday: the brown/yellow grass I left in my backyard on wednesday is suddenly all green and shines almost neon as the sun sets against it.
This country is really beautiful. I need to see more of it.