Still no flowers, and it’s snowing again. But we know spring must be coming soon! According to local historian Jim St. Clair, one clear sign is the red ice from the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the shores of Prince Edward Island (with its red dirt) now piling into our bays. In the photo below you can see the slight red tint of the ice at West Mabou Beach.
Two more clues: the weight restrictions sign (so big trucks won’t get hopelessly stuck on muddy roads) and the lobster buoys, freshly painted in that family’s distinctive colours. OK, I’m cheating, the lobster buoy photo was taken last year, but I expect to see them any minute now.