Here is almost the same spot 6 months ago:
It has been a month since Christmas, the wind chill factor was -21°C today and it's the time of year where I begin to wonder out loud why my parents chose, out of the whole stinking world, to emigrate to Canada instead of Australia. (Don't get me wrong, Canada is a wonderful place to live, but Australia has got us totaly beat in the climate department.)
This is a picture of the backyard here at Chez Loudshoes taken yesterday afternoon.
I will post this up on the fridge to remind me that spring does eventually come again, even if it does take it's sweet time.