Saturday, August 11, 2018
A Weekend in the Eastern Townships
Photos: August 3-5, 2018
Sometimes one just needs to get out of the city and walk among the trees. Despite the heat it was good to walk along a dirt road and enjoy the wild flowers.
The cultivated flowers were pretty too. It's always a pleasure to see the colours and, in many cases, to see bees enjoying the pollen.
One reason for our weekend away was a concert at l'Abbaye St-Benoît-du-Lac. Les Boréades did an all Bach concert in the heat - not the best weather for baroque instruments. While we were in the abbey, a thunder storm passed through adding a little percussion to the music.
The main chapel is fairly modern, having been completed in 1994. Exposed metal beams stand, an internal skeleton holding everything up.
I liked the rhythm of this passageway which was closed to the public.
The abbey is located on Lake Memphremagog - a beautiful setting.
On Sunday we took a short hike in Parc Mont-Orford - the hot, humid weather really affects the energy level.
Still - it was lovely to be among the trees, to see the lake and the peaceful waterlilies, to hear the birds and to smell the many forest aromas.