Friday, January 26, 2007

Thoughts of spring

I just finished shoveling the driveway and sidewalks on our corner lot, and am warming up indoors with a cup of tea. Looking through pictures taken in the past year, I am also warmed by images of spring.
Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of the most beautiful towns anywhere in Canada. If you are coming to the Niagara region, forget the Falls, and visit this place instead. (The Falls are just a short drive up the Niagara Parkway, a beautiful scenic route along the Niagara River that is lined with orchards and vineyards). The flowers in the spring, summer and fall are spectacular and the old homes , many of them bed and breakfasts, are well maintained.Here I am with some of the wonderful people I work with at the hospital. We went to the Shaw Festival one afternoon to see a play. The play was good, but walking the town was even better.
I have enough cold, snowy posts for this week. It's time to think about some spring warmth and colour!


  1. Think Spring! It's around the corner, Ruth. It's cold here, too, but can't compare to what you are dealing with right now. Enjoy your cuppa tea.

  2. Oh, I've been there!
    My parents took us on a nice long summer trip to Michigan, a big curve through Canada, Niagara and Horseshoe Falls,, up and down the provinces, down through New England...
    How cool! I have been where you are!

  3. Mary- All I can think about tonight is flowers. I will have to be patient a little while longer. One of my coworkers is going to the Carolinas to golf next week. It better not be cold!

    Susan- That sounds like a great road trip. If you went through Quebec you really had a different cultural experience too. If you ever come this way again, you'll have to let me know. We go to Michigan a couple of times a year to shop. It is about 3 or 4 hours to Flint/Saginaw depending on the mood of the border guards.

  4. Spring and flowers are nice thoughts on such a cold day.

    Looks really pretty there!


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