I have never seen Edmontonians so ecstatic about a rainy long weekend. Normally this time marks the beginning of planting but in the past two days we have had more cm. of rain than in the last six months. This would normally be cause for much communal complaining. As I drove around running errands today almost every cashier beamed and commented on how great it is that it’s cold and wet. Even the snowfall warnings in parts of the province delight us. It’s not just people, there is almost an audible sigh of relief coming from all the plants.