Feels good to be making regular videos again. I didn’t upload a lot, but they are pretty regular booktube videos. I was able to upload 3 videos, all to my main channel. I’m going to do a quick vlog for the science channel tomorrow, and resume regular uploads for it.
On my main channel, there are a couple regular videos plus a new tag I dreamed up while out walking. Let’s take a look.
I started off with my monthly wrap-up and TBR video. Excited about one of the books I’ll be reading soon.
Since it’s spring, and I really like seeing the colour green popping up everywhere, I created the Spring Green Book Tag. It’s an original!
And finally, the return of Authors Answer. This time, I talk about the books I’m writing.
Coming up in the next week will be some new science videos, as well as more Star Trek! I’m looking forward to that.
Which video did you enjoy the most? Let me know in the comments below.
We went through Mill Creek Ravine again, but there’s a huge difference: it’s green! Take a look.
And here’s a squirrel. Can you find it? Let me know in the comments if you can.
The last few days wouldn’t convince anyone it’s spring. It’s been a mere three degrees the last three days, but finally above ten today. Yesterday, out in the cold, I did see one sign of spring: green leaves.
Looking nice! In the past week, it’s become very green here. But the cold weather is over, at least for now. Just look at this forecast.
It’s going to be hot next week! Three days of twenty-seven to twenty-eight degrees. Wow!
How’s the weather in your part of the world?
After eleven years in Japan, I’ve often thought April is a kind of pseudo-winter in Edmonton. It’s been quite a while since I experienced the prairie spring. But it’s been quite warm this year. And today, I saw this:
Pink flowers on a tree. It looks kind of like a cherry, but they don’t bloom until May here. I’m not sure what it is. Any ideas?
I also saw this:
I wonder what happened here. A rock? A fight? A punch? A drunken stumble?
This morning, my wife and I went for a walk in Mill Creek Ravine. It’s definitely spring now. Green leaves and butterflies are only a couple things that are coming out.
One of these days, we’re going to walk the entire length of the ravine, all the way to the North Saskatchewan River.
Has spring sprung (or autumn fallen) where you are?
It’s Valentine’s Day, the day when women give chocolates to men in Japan. But that’s not what I’m going to talk about. This is what I see right now.
This is Shonandai Station. The rain is heavily beating on the roof of the station. It’s a downpour. It’s currently 18 degrees Celsius, which is highly unusual for winter here. Today is expected to be sunny in the afternoon, very windy, and 23 degrees.
What’s going on? Is it climate change? No, a strong low pressure system has taken root over the Sea of Japan, and it’s pulling up warm tropical air from the Taiwan region. It’ll be a beautiful afternoon.
It won’t last, though. Tomorrow, it’s expected to snow in the evening. Sudden change, isn’t it? Well, Friday’s forecast is for 19 degrees now. Up and down. It’s too springlike.
How’s your weather?
It may only be early February, but that’s when the signs of spring appear in the Tokyo area of Japan. This morning, we went for a walk to see Mt. Fuji, but it was too hazy.
So we focused on what was around us. We were near the Fujisawa campus of Keio University, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Japan, and we were able to enjoy nature.
The Kawazu cherry trees have started blooming, and we were also greeted by some mejiro, or Japanese white-eye.
We were also surprised by a red-roofed shrine, Utsumochi Shrine.
The cherry trees weren’t the only things blooming. The Japanese plum trees continue to bloom, too.
This week is going to warm up significantly. On average, February is the coldest month here. However, the forecast for Saturday is 18 degrees and cloudy. Valentine’s Day will be a balmy 23 degrees and rainy. Very surprising!
Are you stuck in the middle of winter, or is spring beginning to show itself where you live? Or are you in summer in the Southern Hemisphere?