When growing up I would hear the term “April showers” and not truly understand the reason for the expression because we did not have them in Johannesburg. Since living in Toronto, though, I have experienced wet days during the fourth month of the year. The temperatures rise, birds sing, and moisture is seen in the form of rain.
This year April seems to be a little different. Since Friday (1 April), the temperatures have dropped and this weekend we had flurries. This morning as I stepped outside, a wintery sight was waiting for me.
I hope Old Man Winter does not linger. Instead, I wish to welcome April showers and the show of Spring.
Has your weather been normal for April?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016