Hello and welcome to Weekend Coffee Share #26! I’m glad you’re here. Please come on in, help yourself to a cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or a cold drink at my coffee station and let’s chat.
It was a warm and humid week with thunderstorms. I had a reflective Thursday July 1. It was Canada Day and the beginning of a new month. As usual, I look back at the previous month (June) and look forward to fun activities in July. Let me share what made June joyful with my nature-inspired photos.
Nature gave wonderful gifts in June: Sunny days, blue skies, green trees in parks, beautiful flowers in the gardens, sparkling water by the lake, fluffy white clouds, warmer temperatures, and some rain. Summer arrived on June 20 evening. I’ve been spending more time outdoors to savour all the good things that summer brings.
In June, I continued to keep myself healthy with regular cycling, walking, playing disc golf, body weight training, meditation and yoga. I’m fully vaccinated and feel good to do my part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
It helps that vaccination uptake has been phenomenal in Toronto and the city’s mask mandate in all indoor public spaces continues to September. On Sunday June 27, Toronto set a world record after 26,771 doses were administered in a single day in one clinic.
On June 2, Ontario ended the province-wide lockdown and allowed the province to gradually reopen in three steps. We started Step 1 on June 11 and Step 2 on June 30. This means I can do things such as outdoor dining with my family and friends and get a haircut.
I love exploring my home city by bike and on foot. I can easily stop when I see something interesting and go when I’m ready. Here are three public art displays that I stopped to photograph impromptu.
What I enjoyed
- Cycling on the Waterfront trail and Toronto’s bike network.
- Walking on green grass in parks.
- Smelling floral scents and identifying new plants in the gardens.
- Watching young goslings by the lake and listening to bird songs.
- Savouring summer fruits and the occasional ice cream.
- Viewing public art and learning about the artists.
- Visiting Heritage buildings and tracing Toronto’s history.
- Taking photographs of places and things that I like.
- Blogging and hosting Weekend Coffee Share link-ups.
- Learning French and Spanish on Duolingo.
June was a month with many beautiful flowers in the gardens.
What I read
I read five novels and brought my total of Books in 2021 to forty five. Here’s my list with asterisk indicating new-to-me author:
- The Only Story – Julian Barnes.
- The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah. *
- People We Meet On Vacation – Emily Henry.
- War Horse – Michael Morpurgo. *
- The Refugees – Viet Thanh Nguyen. *
What I wrote
- What Made May Marvellous
- Things To See in Canary District
- Visiting City Halls and Courthouses
- Big House Canoe and Corktown Common
I’m grateful for all the good things that happened in June. My July Fun calendar is looking fabulous. Happy weekend, everyone!
How was June for you? What do you look forward to in July? I’d love to hear your comments.
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