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Great Humid North

July 12, 2011

Complaining about the weather is a Canadian pastime. Within two weeks of the onset of a new season, we begin to curse it and count down to the next one. Our autumns start off too hot but turn cool too quickly. Our long winters bring wind and snow and seasonal blues and 4pm darkness. Our intensely humid summers breathe life into mosquitoes/blackflies/horseflies and produce smog and always spark the “I don’t have a cottage and I’m sad” vs. the “I have to drive four hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic to get to my cottage” conversations at work. And don’t even get us started on that last time of year we simply refer to as “that darn construction season”.

For all our complaining, I still think most Canadians know that we live in a great country and that every season has its blessings. Even this humidity we are currently experiencing has its advantages. Sure, the forecast adds an average of 10 degrees in humidity to figure out what our temperature ‘feels like’, and even the act of sitting is apparently enough to drench you in sweat. But we have an excuse to eat ice cream and go swimming and bike to the lake and take road trips up north and buy Tim Horton’s iced caps. And all this with our winter boots safely tucked in our basement closets.

Let’s show our weather some love!

Toronto Sunset

Queen Anne's Lace

CN Tower

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