Those of you who have had the pleasure of visiting Newfoundland in the early summer will know that in general the seasons are about a month behind central Canada.
When Torontonians are gearing up for warm weather and sunny days, Newfoundlanders are still wrapped up in warm coats watching the last of the snow melt.
Spring comes closer to late May early June.
The shorter growing season results in an even more dramatic transition than that experienced by our mainland friends, with waves of flowers coming and going almost nightly, dramatically changing the colour of the landscape.
Each season of Newfoundland has its own distinct colours.
In Spring they are red, yellow, and purple.
These classical fall colours herald the start of new life in Newfoundland. Red and yellow are the grasses that are slowly coming to life as the ground thaws. Purple are the early flowers that begin to pop their head above the grasses, including beautiful Rhodoras and Fireweeds.
With beautiful icebergs framing the coastline, this Spring is shaping up to be a spectacular one.
We look forward to seeing you in May!
The Skerwinkles xox