Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Counting the Flowers - Again!

We're at it again! The annual (city of) Victoria Flower Count runs from today until 4 March. 

I attacked addressed this horticultural icon in a very early post on this blog a couple of years ago, and again last yearBasically, the flower count is an excuse for the people of this town to poke fun at those who live (?) in the real part rest of Canada. We remind them that while they're still attacking the snow and ice with a shovel and pick, we're picking the flowers that have already begun to bloom.

Here's my prediction for this year:

 1,475,588,000 blooms (forecast standard error = 2,257,716,000 blooms !)

 See the EViews workfile in the "Code" page for this blog for details.

© 2013, David E. Giles

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