sunny, warm temps 34
Lilacs in full bloom and honeysuckle and alliums just popping. Up to 35 degrees (over 90f I believe) yesterday. Scorching hot. A perfect long weekend day.
In southern Canada the May long weekend is considered by many the unofficial start of summer. It's when summer cottages are opened, and annual flowers planted and some anxiety over more snow is lessened (but never gone completely).
Doug, Michael and I got up at 5am hopped in the car and headed north, to the Laurentians, and lac Manitou - where we spend such blissful childhood summers. We packed a picnic and thermos of coffee - arrived about 8:30 am, sat on the dock, and drank coffee. I took this photo as we sat there. A more splendid day would be hard to find.
then back in the car mid-afternoon for dinner at an Indian restaurant in Montreal. Doug stayed there, to head back to Toronto, and we came home. Didn't write yesterday, but sitting placidly on the dock, thinking of the Gordian knot I've created with this chapter, a few thoughts came. Not solid, but more a gleam on the horizon.
Looking forward to returning in a few minutes to the manuscript and seeing what the day brings.
Happy Victoria Day/Journee des Patriotes etc to you!