The road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick.
~ L. Frank Baum (May 15, 1856 – May 6, 1919)
Remembering the author of the Wizard of OZ.
Although the road to the City of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick,
the paths that I follow are covered with wood, mud and leaves.
I seek quiet places to replenish my soul in the depth of the forests
before I return to the joy of my family and the cities.
Celebrating 75 years of the liberation of the Netherlands 300,000 tulips are planted with the hope of blooming for the Canadian Tulip Festival May 10th -May 20th. Cool damp weather has slowed the opening of many of the tulips, but without large crowds this morning we enjoyed a wonderful personalized tour for only $5 each. Due to the weather outside music was cancelled. But the restaurants in the Dow Lake Pavilion were open so we enjoyed coffee and watched cormorants vanishing below the surface to catch fish.