Hello and welcome to Weekend Coffee Share #11! I’m glad you’re here. Please come on in, help yourself to a cup of coffee, or tea, or hot chocolate at my coffee station. Let’s sit in the big green chairs and chat while enjoying the views by the lake.
A Good Week
It’s been a good week, cool, with a mix of sun and clouds, and great for going outside. Five fun activities that make me smile this week:
- I cycled on a recently added bike path on University Avenue which is one of the main arteries in downtown Toronto. My trip was fast and fabulous.
- I visited the Bloor-Yorkville IceFest21 event. This year’s theme is A Trip Around The World. Click here to see some of the amazing ice sculptures.
- On one of my walks, I discovered several beautiful outdoor art displays and murals. Art where I don’t expect it is delightful.
- I read a good suspense novel, The Chalk Man, by C.J. Tudor, a new-to-me author. I enjoyed her debut novel so much that I read her second and also good book, The Hiding Place.
- I’m hosting Weekend Coffee Share #11 and participating in the following link-ups: Leslie’s Spring Fun List, #SundayStills, #Colour2021, Cee’s FOTD, and #LifeThisWeek.
Spring Fun List
As I type this, Toronto is still in lockdown. My Spring fun list includes what I can do while following public health measures:
- Cycle to explore parks, the lake shore, and the city centre.
- Take walks to enjoy nature in Spring and free outdoor public art.
- View Toronto’s Cherry Blossoms and the annual Canadian Tulip Festival.
- Meet my family and friends outside.
- Play 9-hole disc golf in a public park.
- Paddle around Toronto Islands.
- Plant a small herb garden.
- Read 1 book per week and add to my Books in 2021.
- Take photos and share my explorations on my blog.
- Try a new restaurant take-out.
The Sakura (cherry blossom) trees in Toronto’s High Park are a gift from the citizens of Tokyo. The first Japanese Somei-Yoshino cherry tree was planted here in 1959.
The Canadian Tulip Festival celebrates the historic Royal gift of tulips from the Dutch to Canadians immediately following the Second World War as a symbol of international friendship. Over 1 million tulips will be available for local or virtual viewing May 14-24, 2021.
Spring and green go hand in hand. Let me show you my Spring Green pictures from my photo archive.
The Emerald Isle: March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day which reminds me of my trip to Ireland. The Ring of Kerry, in the south west of Ireland, is a scenic drive that follows the coastline along the Wild Atlantic Way for about 180 km (111 miles). The stunning and green landscape has everything from the mountains to the shoreline.
The 16 emerald-coloured lakes at Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest and largest national park in Croatia. It was designated as a national park in 1949, and as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
Spring Showers: These Lady’s Mantle fuzzy and cup-like green leaves hold onto water droplets like little gems.
Spring Flowers: Daffodils, tulips, and many more flowers bloom in the spring. Their green leaves provide a fresh backdrop and a good colour combination with the flower colours.
Spring Growth: From bare to green leafy trees. Move the arrows to see.
How did your week go? What do you look forward to this season? I’d love to hear your comments.
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