Monday, May 20, 2013

Busy Long Weekend

We had a very busy long weekend here.  All day Saturday was spent in the garden and got it all done (for now..)  The challenge will be to keep up with the watering if we don't get rain soon. 

Sunday I went on a long hike with the Bruce Trail Hiking Group.  We hiked the Hockley Valley (Ontario) in the Caledon area - a 14 km loop.  It was very hot and humid.  Hiking was tough going - lots of hills to climb.  We had a new hike leader and he set quite a pace, which was much too fast for me.  He towered about a foot taller than me and it took me three steps to keep up with just one of his, at an average of 5-6 km an hour.  Too fast to take any pictures or enjoy the scenery along the way.   At one point there was a sea of Trilliums - as far as the eye could see.  It was so beautiful and looked like snow.  Just looking at the white on the ground made you feel cooler !   Unfortunately I didn't get any pictures.

Today, "Victoria Day" was a national holiday and spent more time outdoors.  I picked the first of the rhubarb and cooked up a batch of homemade BBQ sauce with it for dinner and a couple jars for the freezer, couple batches of homemade low fat rhubarb muffins.

The temperature was even warmer than yesterday and reached 27C plus with humidity.   I did get out on another hike with our youngest granddaughter for a couple of hours in the afternoon and saw lots of wildlife along the way..... three deers, turtles and the spring wildflowers were out.

Tomorrow is back to work.  It's going to be hard be indoors all day behind a desk.

White tailed deer.   Glad I had a zoom on my camera !


  1. Your daughter I take it? and grandbaby? The bugs here would be terrible in the woods. They are bad enough in the fields. Glad you got out for a walk though.

  2. Oh Janet what beauty :) You are right, after all that lovely time spent outdoors - been inside will be a bit hard to take... m.

  3. Your granddaughter is beautiful, Janet. We've had rain the last few days so hopefully it's headed your way. Made rhubarb barbecue sauce also.

  4. Your granddaughter is adorable. We have had so much rain here in the Buffalo area the past two weeks that I would be glad to send you some.


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