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Tag Archives: Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park
Glenbow Overcomes The Brown Season
Brown season has no official beginning or end, unlike spring and winter with their accompanying equinoxes heralding the next season with exactitude.
Most people recognize the signs of the end of brown but it is more of a creep than an equinoctial announcement. Lively green overtakes dead brown in the flower garden as folks sneer and grab and pull at pesky grass outstripping the yard one blade at a time. The landscape so carefully domesticated last gardening season succumbs to the fast creep of weeds. Oh how they move when we slumber. At Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park there is not much weed pulling taking place, no taming of the landscape, no training weeds that their emergence is a declaration of war. It is just plain old fashioned “walk in the park” and other equally calming activities as late spring overrides even the brownest of patches in the darkest corners of the more than 1,300 hectares of foothills parkland. Mother Nature wipes her brush with a wide swath and “Eureka!” Brown season becomes mottled into green under the scape of fluffy late spring clouds and soft evening sunsets. Off with the brown coat, on with the green shirt!
There is a lot more going on at the park than walking, you just might be surprised (see http://www.grpf.ca/programs).
Canadian Prairie In-Between Season
Capricious wind patterns have winter on our necks and spring in our face.
After all vernal equinox is long past, garden centers are brimming with colour, yet monochrome brown tones rule. It is the prairie brown season – new buds struggle to emerge in the face of what they instinctively know as winter. Stubborn, they remain dormant and safe, waiting out the extended winter season with garden centres, cyclists and garage sale enthusiasts. Spring break in most parts accompanies frivolous ideas of emergence from the dark days under cover, snappy skirts and slinky tees, remain in the closet while spring storms gnaw at our extremities; cold fingertips and noses are a reminder “not so fast” summer thoughts. The back and forth reassures spring is coming but it tests our patience.
For more on the In Between Season, which currently shows no sign of giving up the ghost of winter at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park or anywhere else in western Canada, see: