Happy long weekend everyone! Saturday and Sunday were extraordinarily nice here with highs in the low 20s (Celsius). Today, however, is much cooler and rainy. As I write this at 9:30 in the morning, it is only 5C and rainy, and a little blustery too. This is not unusual for Edmonton, though. It seems that in the last 8 or so years, there has been only one super nice May long weekend and that was my first May long weekend working at the greenhouse. One year we had snow and the outdoor area of the greenhouse had to be shovelled! We've had rainy Victoria Day weekends in May too, much like today. So, this is not unusual, nor is it unwelcome here. We've had a drier than normal spring, so the yard is not only thankful but so are the firefighters who've been working diligently trying to quash the over 70 fires still burning in our province.
Keep these towns people in your prayers. Should you wish to offer help, as many will have to rebuild their lives, you may do so by contacting the Canadian Red Cross 1-800-418-1111.