Sunday, May 25, 2014
I think May is the most glorious time of the year. The blossoms blow me away with their beauty. In every shade of pink these trees bring joy around the city.
Walks are not quite as cardio-effective as I stop to admire each tree.
Even the dandelions bring beauty. Time to accept them as flowers and not as weeds. I love to see their sunny faces.
Finally the pond in the park near me is filled with water. Last year it was plagued with leaking and could not hold the water. The quiet reflections add to the peacefulness of the day. Each day new flowers grow, the trees grow their blooms then drop their petals. The magnolias are now just trees with leaves. These fruit trees are taking their time in the spotlight. Lilacs are sharing their heady scent. The scene keeps changing - the merry month of May.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
For the last three years an art installation of this ilk has been installed on du Musée. The lower part of the street is closed to traffic and the whole area becomes a sculpture exhibit. I did not particularly like the installations the last two years. They were supposed to represent flowers, but unless you were standing in exactly the right spot it just looked like a jumble of colour. I do like this year's installation - very geometric with a surprise.
The backs of each piece are a different colour so the shapes and colours change as you move. Fun!
Monday, May 19, 2014
Take a walk with me through Bois-de-Liesse where the forest is coming to life.
A carpet of trilliums covers the forest floor. It is definitely the height of the trillium season. Some are starting to fade into pink.
We spotted one red trillium; its bloom was drooping down.
New growth - changes from day to day.
I had to keep stopping to admire. The only drawback were the mosquitoes that have emerged from the still waters. I am afraid there are a few less than when we arrived. Some of my swatting hit the mark.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
I had to stop and look. A magnolia just demands attention. Spring is rushing into summer weather. You can almost watch the changes happening. By afternoon when I passed this tree the blooms were wide open. You have to appreciate these while they are there for the wind and the rain may make their stay short-lived.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
We got past an election, a winter that never seemed to end and now we are into hockey season. Many cars are sporting their Canadiens flag. If there is one thing that unites Montrealers, it is their love of the beloved team. Even our buses travel the city with Go Canadiens Go flashing on the front.
Next game: today at 7:00. Many will be glued to the TV.