The two bunches of Japanese anemone that I planted in front last year have returned. They really are a lovely flower so it makes me inordinately happy to see them again and doing so well.
It’s Victoria Day here in Canadaland so I sat in that very chair for a while eating some rice and letting the blossom confetti rain down around me. The birds are chirping, the neighbours are chattering and it’s just about as pleasant as can be. I really wish it were easier to capture the whole tree at once. The blossoms are soft pink and the tree itself is absolutely massive. The blooms have meant a few new kinds of birds visiting and there are bumblebees dopily poking along.
Later tonight there will be fireworks down at Ashbridge’s Bay but I think I’ll keep reading my book and enjoy the boom boom booming from here. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book through and for someone who once read voraciously, I have missed it. Right now I long for a little adventure and Nicholas Christopher’s A Trip to the Stars is hitting the spot.