Li's Blog: Pacific Northwest Coast enjoyed "real winter"....

Pacific Northwest Coast enjoyed "real winter"....

On my lovely Salt Spring Island, swimming in the Salish Sea, between Vancouver and Victoria, and close to Seattle, there is only one plow.  

Main roads to ferries are kept cleared...otherwise, you're on your own.  

Usually, we just see rain, grey, cloud, and early Spring by early February.  

This year it was snow, ice, actually skating on some shallow lakes and ponds, plus if living at high elevations, one was simply "stuck". 

The melt has is a dazzling sunny day, the Harbour sparking reflections, hardy souls are  enjoying the open patio at TJ Beans, and it's suddently a pleasure to take the dogs to the beach. 

Rumour says: more snow tomorrow as Artic Front moving our way.  

Today, though, it's time to enjoy the "now", and whispers of Spring are everywhere.   Lucky islanders!

How may I help you to discover special Salt Spring Island & the Southern Gulf Islands?   Call me!

Comment balloon 7 commentsLi Read • March 04 2017 06:01PM


Li, that water looks cold.  It also looks beautiful and inviting.  Enjoy your day before more snow arrives. 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 2 years ago


Loved your words "whisper of springs"...we are seeing lots of clues here, and we are looking forward to more rain.  The last series of storms doubled the water in the reservoirs.  Now we need them topped off.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 2 years ago

Li- I 've never lived in those kinds of weather conditions!  But looking at your picture makes me think it might not be too bad!! 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 2 years ago

I love our 4 seasons including the cold winter weather

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 2 years ago

We have had "one for the record" in the Pacific Northwest this year!

Posted by Lynnea Miller, Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon (Bend Premier Real Estate) over 2 years ago

It has been a while since I was on Salt Spring Island and I plan to return one warm summer day Li Read (fond memories and a great farmers market.)

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 2 years ago

I hope you will be enjoying beautiful weather this spring.

I always enjoy your photographs.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago