I’m officially posting an Amber Alert for Spring.
Last seen: Approximately June 25th, 2008, 3:30 p.m.
Identifying Details: Daytime Highs of 22 degrees (Celsius), Lows of 10. Blue skies and occasional rain showers
Often Accompanied With: Warm breezes, buzzing bumblebees, gentle scent of flowers blooming, green grass and children giggling
Other Information: Spring was expected to arrive on or around March 22, 2009 although most believed that April 15th was a more realistic date. Spring does have a tendency to be late so this was not unexpected. However, Spring can always be counted upon to arrive by the Tuesday after May Long Weekend (Victoria Day).
It is feared that delaying Spring much longer will result in grumpy children, frustrated parents and disappointing garden yields. Local farmers are also concerned as Jack Frost has been spotted several times in May with devastating effect on young plants.
Amber Alert: Spring may have been kidnapped by the evil Global Warming. Global Warming is suspected to be responsible for melting polar ice caps, hurricanes and smog alerts, though he denies involvement. At his last press conference, Global Warming presented receipts for airline travel on all major hurricane dates in an attempt to prove he was “out of town”.
If you encounter Global Warming, do not attempt to approach him. He is armed with deadly ozone-depleting gas and not afraid to use it. Instead, grab a shovel, plant a tree and slather on protective sunscreen.
Please report all sightings of Spring to this blog. We are attempting a covert rescue operation soon & could use your help. Spring must be returned at all costs.