A.M. (Mac) Cuddy Gardens Tour

Annual Garden Tour of the 5 acres donated by the Cuddy Family to Fanshawe College is a bargain.  Only $5 for a tour of the gardens and to walk at your own pace after the tour.

The only downfall is that this is the only weekend that the gardens are open to the public to view.  Many of the flowers are either past their bloom (tulips, narcissus) or not yet blooming (Rose Garden).

At the end of the tour there were 2 greenhouses filled with plants for sale at excellent prices.

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Daily Quote: May 23

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If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
~Carolus Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778)

During my recent tour of the 2019 Canadian Tulip Festival we saw that several trees had been destroyed by storms in the last year with nothing by large stumps left as a reminder of their greatness.  This oak tree stood tall with branches outstretched, not yet starting to sprout leaves.

Plant trees as an investment in the future.

National Gallery of Canada May 2019

Local residents can borrow a pass for the National Gallery of Canada from their Local Library for the week.  We took advantage of this and headed out to this National Collection of Treasures.

Parking beside the Rideau Canal we saw the flooding that still continues as water still covers many of the paths along the river.

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Inside the National Gallery of Canada we took our time examining paintings and sculptures.  The Inuit Art was amazing.

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The entire Rideau Chapel was moved inside the Gallery.  It is unfortunate that the sound system was loaned out so we couldn’t hear the wonderful acoustics.

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Amazing Art……

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Since parking was for the entire day, we walked through the tulips at Parliament Hill, ate Pho in a Vietnamese Restaurant near ByWard Market and toured the neighbourhood.

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Daily Quote: May 15

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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.

Real Music – Real Masters – Ballroom with at Twist

Refills of caramel popcorn is only available at the vendor near the entrance.
The smell entices you to get some as you walk in.

Ballroom with a Twist was a great performance worth the trip.
Watch out though, they want you to get-up and try some of the steps.


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Close up lions.


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Don’t forget to join the trainers at 3:30PM.

Debbie the Hippo loves to perform for the crowd.


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