An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

Archive for the ‘Weather and Seasons’ Category

Civic Holiday Monday

Westmount Place, Waterloo

The weather has been hot and humid this weekend and for those of us who did not get to the beach, a stop at the local DQ was a good way to cool off. Happy August everyone! (Photo by Becka)

Written by Ruth

August 1, 2011 at 10:21 pm


The cool, wet spring has made the grass very green but has delayed the opening of fruit tree blossoms. They will soon be at their peak in the region. This picture was taken in the rain yesterday at Lakeside Park in Kitchener.

Written by Ruth

May 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Springtime in the Park

I enjoy walking around Victoria Park at any time, but in my opinion, it is most beautiful in early May. The willows are green and the magnolia trees and forsythia are blooming this week.

Written by Ruth

May 5, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Thunderstorm Warning!

Waterloo Region, including the Freeport area, was hit by a severe rain storm around 3 PM this afternoon. One of our doctors commented that it looked like a washing machine outside the building. Several trees came down on the hospital property.

The people who parked in this lot off Morrison Road may not be going home on time today.

Security was looking for the owner of a car damaged by a fallen tree in the main parking lot. The ground is so saturated from recent heavy rains that trees are more vulnerable to being toppled in strong wind storms. Fortunately no one was injured. Wind speeds were up to 110 km/hour and investigations are ongoing to determine whether there were tornadoes in the area. When I saw flying shingles and swirling winds out the window, I wondered the same thing.

Written by Ruth

April 27, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Spring Rain

The rain and warm temperatures today will allow things to green up quickly in the region. It is nice to sit here this evening with the windows open!

Written by Ruth

April 10, 2011 at 7:39 pm

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Spring Storm

Courtyard at Freeport Health Centre

Spring arrived this week according to the calendar but yesterday we were walloped with our biggest snowfall of the year. The region received 25-27 cm of snow. One of my patients asked me to take her to the first floor of the hospital to see the snow and sunshine.

“It looks like Christmas!” she exclaimed happily.

December 24th…March 24th. No, this isn’t right. The Recreation therapist stopped to tell us that under that new snow, crocus plants were poking several centimetres above the ground.

Written by Ruth

March 24, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Full Moon and the First Day of Spring

The skies cleared well after moon rise last night and people in the region got a chance to view the Super Full Moon which preceded the equinox by a few hours. I haven’t met anyone who is not looking forward to spring.

Written by Ruth

March 20, 2011 at 8:45 am