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While the first day of spring may officially be March 20, Atlantic Canadians have their own opinions on when spring will truly arrive and what are the sure signs that it’s here. Here’s what a few of them had to say:
Brycen Boland: I always follow the last frost dates in the Farmer’s Almanac (this year, May 10-20). I don’t really consider it spring until I can start taking my seedlings outside to harden off and get ready for planting.
Alison Uhma: Catching a glimpse of that one guy walking in a sleeveless shirt on a +5 sunny day, and folks with their windows down and music UP. Spring has spring; I trust these signs.
Victoria Clarke: My allergies. When the grass starts growing and the flowers start blooming my allergies are horrible. It’s a sure sign of spring in the air.
David Johnson: Spring is still a few weeks away. To me, the sure sign is when you can smell the earth again. The sweet yet pungent aroma of wet soil coming back to life and fertility, growing new green life, I love it.
Marie Horechuk: I’ve seen robins on my property for two weeks now, and my tiger lilies are also coming up! So happy to see spring awakening!
Katie Armstrong: April 1! April definitely has a spring feel even if it’s not warm yet. I think when the snow starts melting and there is a fresh spring smell in the air. As my uncle Duddie would say: Spring has sprung the grass has riz, I wonder where the flowers is.
Nicole MacKenzie: I know spring is here when a million little crocus flowers pop up in my yard. They started in mid-April last year.
Matt Keough: Second week in April is what I would consider spring. When the snowbanks are quickly completely covered in mud and one-tenth of the size.
Stacey Duffney: Mid-April at the earliest. When the ice on the ocean packs in, goes out, packs in again and leaves, spring is here.
April Crowley: Spring is here when I can trade my Blundstones for Birkenstocks with socks. Summer is here when I can ditch the socks.
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