This weekend (Victoria Day) used to be the traditional opening weekend. We would always expect it to be cold, and packed with blackflies. But thanks to Global Warming, this weekend was as hot as July was a couple of years ago. No bugs, and we even went swimming! Of course, the last two years were cold and rainy, so maybe it isn't a straight line for warming, but this summer feels good. It looks like it could be one of our El Nino hot and sunny summers! Might even be a drought, which kills everything in the back woods, but clears out the bush for next years blueberries.