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 !|