Waiting for Frogs

The season of sun rolls on in equal parts of thunderous violence and unrelenting heat. The humidex makes it impossible to breath. It’s sultry beyond words. Movement is optional. Shade as much a necessity as iced tea.

We endure, reflect, and hide in shady corners waiting.

Will the frogs come this year, or have they fled to cooler climes?

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 Montmorency Falls, Wendake, and my favourite, the botanical gardens. We’ll also have the Mosaicultures 2022 at the bois de Coulonge starting this Friday. We’ve bought our season’s pass and, come rain or shine, we’ll be visiting as often as possible given the park is literally 3 blocks away from where we live!

I can’t wait to go see the jellies at the aquarium …

Perfect Summer Days

Well of course it has turned out to be one of those perfect days. A golden sun in a clear blue sky, with barely a breath of wind, mild and balmy almost. And … I’m stuck inside for the day. The furthest I’ve been is the balcony (coffee in hand) to soak up some sun, and, to water my balcony garden first thing this morning.