Wednesday, March 26, 2008

A rainy Spring to all.

The weather report predicted that Montreal would get either snow or rain today, and we awoke to the latter. It's the lesser of two evils, I suppose...

Our Edgewood family is all back from a restful Easter holiday. It's not often that Easter and Passover are a month apart, but we enjoy those rare years where it occurs. Juggling coinciding holidays keeps us busy, but it can get tiring after awhile.

Preparations are underway for Passover, the first of our two busiest holidays of the year. In the coming weeks, the Edgewood faithful can look forward to brand-new designs in centerpieces, arrangements and planters, reflecting the slow march towards spring and our collective desire for light and life in this winter-hardened city. Keep checking the website for updates, as we're always adding new things.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone! Usually we celebrate Easter with some tulips , daffodils or crocuses starting to appear in gardens, but this year it looks as if we will have to wait a little longer and the only bulb plants we will see will be those in our spring planters. There is still much snow out there and it appears it, along with the cold weather, will be with us for awhile.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Daylight Saving Time

Well, Daylight Saving Time is in effect and it allowed us to wake up an hour earlier to see what Mother Nature had dealt us overnight. I am not sure how many centimeters fell, but it left us with quite a bit of shoveling to do. With two snowblowers out of commission, we will be left to remove the snow by hand. Overnight it was hard to sleep due to the half expectancy of a call from the alarm system that the power had gone out. This is always a possibility when we have the high winds we experienced last night. The generator then needs to get started and systems changed over in order to keep the furnaces going. I prepared myself by going over in my mind what had to be done. One thing is for sure that we are making up for snowfall this year what we lacked the two previous years. With eleven days to go until spring, I guess everyone is wondering when it will end.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Hopefully spring is on the way

Ah..finally, the first of March and hopefully, although I am not superstitious, "In like a lion, out like a lamb" applies here. Again we have snow. It has been a long winter with record snowfalls and record complaints about the winter. I don't have to go on too long about this winter because everyone knows what I am talking about. We can now look forward to spring thaw and the promise of some colour. If we can't have the colour outside, let's bring some inside. Time to get out to Edgewood and pick up a pot of spring bulbs to give us a little hope and remind us of what is to come, put it on the window sill and pretend it is growing outside. Time also to start thinking about Easter and Passover and all the new ideas we have for flower centerpieces and arrangements. We will be working hard to offer some very interesting pieces for spring. Until next time...