Mt. Nusatsum

Mt. Nusatsum

Monday, April 29, 2013

Lime Green and Low Snow

I've been away on and off for the better part of two weeks and in that time the Bella Coola Valley has turned into that 'lime green' colour that is so pleasant in the spring with all the new leaves on the cottonwood, birch and alder that haven't fully darkened.  The weather has been a real mix, with not much heat in the later half of April, lots of showery weather and low snow like this morning when the snow level was down to about 1500' on the mountains. Grizzly

Monday, April 15, 2013

High Temperature?

According to Global TV, Bella Coola was the warmest place in Canada today at 13.6C!  If we were the warmest - it doesn't say much about the weather in the rest of the country. Even at 13 it felt cool with the breeze when the sun wasn't out and snow from the rain Friday was 1/2 way down the mountains in the Bella Coola Valley.

It's perfect spring weather for one of the most pungent spring plants - the skunk cabbage plants.  Our little grove has usually been uprooted and pruned by spring feeding bears by now but there has been none in it to date, so it's coming into full bloom.  Hoping for warmer weather tomorrow for all.  Grizzly

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring Time in Bella Coola

When it's time to do the first lawn mowing in the Bella Coola Valley, that's my barometer of spring and we are there.  Last weekend's warmth with showery weather this week have greened up everything.  Lots of trees budding and lawns are green.  The weekend wasn't as good as the last one, more like an April showery weekend.  But it's time to move on from winter activities at East Branch and concentrate on gardening.