Whatever is so Lovely – Week 20

….thanks to Squirrel Chase for hosting Whatever is so Lovely https://www.thesquirrelchase.com/2022/05/24/whatsoever-is-lovely-2022-week-20/

I know this post may seem outdated in some parts of the world but spring tends to arrive later here in Toronto, Canada and in the last week many of the blossoms are still just opening up. The ornamental crabtree in my front year still hasn’t completely bloomed. It should be in full bloom in the next day or two. Clearly blossoming trees bring me joy.

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My Morning Tuesday Walk

…..a little windy and cooler today

Despite the chilly winds, especially when the clouds pass over the sun, it was a beautiful morning for a walk and taking photos. I love the colour of the sky on mornings like this and how it reflects onto the water. Let me take you on my walk through my photos.

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Good Monday Morning – May 16, 2022

….waking up to grey skies

When I woke up the day didn’t look too promising, especially for getting out for a long walk. I quickly got dressed and headed out the door to get a few steps in before the rain started. I managed to complete a few chores in the backyard as well, like putting away the yard waste bags so they wouldn’t get drenched before garbage day, and cleaning out the wasp trap and filling the bird feeder. Here are a few photos I took on my short walk.

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About mid-morning the rain started and I drove my husband to the clinic for his bi-monthly shot. On the way back we stopped at the store to replenish our milk, egg, fruit and cheese supplies. Once we got back home we made our first meal of the day.

The rain hasn’t amounted to much so far and it looks like it may have stopped for the day. I might be able to get out for another walk after all but in the meantime I have some paintings to finish. I’m starting to feel better about getting ready for my solo art show at the end of June.

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I’m a Fan of …….Spring Blossoms

….thanks Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/09/coots-fan-of-155/

This year I experienced three spring seasons. The first was in France where the blooms were out in early April, then in London where the trees were flowering in mid to late April and now in Toronto in early May.

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Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – March Spring

….it may be spring according to the calendar but winter isn’t done with us just yet

The beginning of March brought so much hope for an early spring but the last few days of March had other ideas. Here are a few of the things I’ve witnessed in the last four weeks.

These photos appear in the order that they were taken.

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