It's time for my annual what-fools-these-mortals-be post.
It's been rather foggy this week, due to above average temperatures
and lots and lots and lots of melting. Last weekend we had
pretty much 100% snow cover; today there is almost none left. That is
really fast. Pity the poor folks in the Red River valley. That river flows north to Hudson's Bay, so the southern reaches of the river overflow their banks regularly in the spring because the northern reaches are still frozen.
No big flooding issues around here, thank goodness.
We do, however, have more than a few folks who seem to consider themselves immortal. Or at least lighter than water.
See that shoreline? Completely bare of snow, with plenty of melt water and rain on top of the ice.
Could it be that some of that ignorance/bravado/stupidity comes from this?
ETA: While I was out and about today (and took these photos) I saw two people in shorts and t-shirts. Look, either it is winter and you can drive on the ice, or it is spring and you can wear shorts and t-shirts. Make up your minds, people!