April was a very wet month here in Ontario.  I hope that means there are going to be lots of flowers in May.  The grass is turning green so there is a bit of colour, and when we add the early flowers to that the colours should brighten our spirits.

There sure has been a lot of flooding this year.  It must be very difficult for the people who are affected by it.  What gets me is the people who blame it on climate change.  Not for any scientific reasons, but people like to jump on the ‘bandwagon’.  I heard last year that in some areas people built their homes in areas that reports had shown that homes shouldn’t be built there in the first place.  I would like to hear what experts (for both sides) have to say about what climate change has to do with flooding.  Recently, I heard that the Greenland Ice Cap is now growing.  What do climate change people think of that?  I think climate change is difficult for most of us to be experts on. Over millions of years this area has changed from tropical to ice covered to the moderate climate we enjoy today. What will we evolve to next?

In closing, I wanted to share a recipe with you to help your dog enjoy the coming warmer weather in spring, and heat in summer!  I make popsicles for my dog.   I boil chicken or ham bones to remove the meat.  I pour the liquid into ice cube trays and freeze it.  Sometimes, I grind up the meat from the bones and mix it with the liquid before I freeze it.  I’ve also used left over liver.  Once they are frozen, they go into a plastic bag. One day at a market, someone was selling dog popsicles for $1.90 each.  Once, when my grandson was visiting, Suzie, my dog, was chewing on one of her ice cubes. He said that it sounded like someone was eating a popsicle and that is how they got their name.  Mentioning ‘popsicle’ brings Suzie to the kitchen!

Hope that we will start to get some warmer weather in May.

Picture is southern tip of the Greenland Ice Cap.

About the Author

Linda Calder is a retired teacher. She likes to write and enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys going on cruises, taking pictures and scrapbooking.