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A flash of colour

An absolutely glorious sunny day out there, with not a cloud in clear blue skies. The view from where I sit here in my little office space, in the bedroom, shows the local park. It’s the last day of September and, already the tops of the trees are turning gold, brown, and red. I love this time of year, the quickening I call it, that moment between everything being green and then, suddenly, a few weeks later, all the leaves have dropped. Autumn is gorgeous here because of the amount of trees and the sheer number of maples we have. We live in what’s referred to as DormaVille, lots of homes and apartment blocks, where all the streets are lined either side with trees, so that spring and autumn bring a riot of colour into everyone’s lives. Not only that, we live so close to another large park, the Bois de Coulonge, just ten minutes walk from the apartment. So this weekend (weather permitting) I’m planning on going for a walk to take photos. Meanwhile, …


Silent somnolent seagulls float in an azure blue sky, A single lazy cloud hangs above a verdent canopy of lush green treetops, The quiet only broken by the breeze rustling leaves to remind me I’m alive.

Beneath the Canopy

Today sees us enjoying a soft balmy breeze with a hint of humidity. The sky is a vivid eye-watering azure and the sun resplendant above. It’s the kind of day you want to sit in the shade, look up at that blue, and let your mind wander. It’s a day to simply watch life unfold as time intended, slowly.

Mosiacultures 2022

This spectacular show of living plant sculptures is finally here, instead of Montreal, this year. And the team have done a fantastic job of transforming our local park, the bois de Coulonge, into a plant safari for the senses, the Mosiacultures 2022. There are over 200+ living sculptures in 5 distinct zones covering different themes, from the polar regions, to Africa, to the sea, to temperature climes. There is so much to see it took us almost 3 hours of ambling around to see everything. Here’s a small sampling of some of the living sculptures.

Sunday Day Dreams

Another Sunday and the sun is finally out, we’ve finished our chores, and there’s only the bed left to do. So it must be time to grab a coffee and surf everyone’s blog, right? I think I’ve earned a sit down, and some book blogging. But also, it’s a good time to start thinking about where we want to go and what we want to do, as our holidays start this coming Friday. The 24th is a holiday here. No, they don’t celebrate midsummers day but St. John Baptiste’s Day. Which means, we’re hoping for sunshine, but preparing for the rest of June and start of July to continue with the rain. So that means planning trips for all weather contingencies. If it’s raining, we go to: art galleries, museums, the aquarium, yes, even the mall if we have to. We have a giant one with a fun fair inside and an IMax cinema. And, if the sun does actually come out, then we’re off out to every park and garden we can find, including …