Paul Bunyan Day
May temperatures change so rapidly. Sunday was sunny and 20C. Friday night we could have snow flurries. Many over anxious people were starting to plant their gardens and now will probably loose their tender plants to a deep freeze coming in from the north.
At least some of the restrictions are being loosened enough to permit communal gardens and garden centres to open. Texas had 1,000 new cases yesterday amid their lessening of restrictions. Hopefully as Ontario loosens the restrictions COVID-19 doesn’t gain in numbers again. The curve seems to be flattening and some provinces are ready to open up again.
China fights back with a short animation of the COVID-19 timeline and USA response:
China Vs USA COVID-19 short animation
May the 4th be with you!
For all Star Wars Fans
Yesterday was a beautiful spring day with temperatures of over 20C and a clear sunny day. The dandelions were in full bloom, even after I had harvested the first flowers for dandelion wine. With the entire yard covered in dandelions, 2 pollen laden bees are aiming for the same flower.
Although some things will be opening today, post COVID-19 Pandemic (we hope) there is still an air of mixed feelings and fear over opening too soon or a second wave that could occur. Texas reported 1,000 new cases yesterday, but is opening back up as restrictions are being reduce. Ontario Garden Centres will be opening with curbside pickup and other social distancing restrictions. I’m anxiously awaiting the opening of Provincial Parks so I can go kayaking in my favorite body of water, the Ausable Channel.
National Weed Appreciation Day, not the kind you smoke. We’re talking about weeds like dandelions or wild flowers as some of us like to call them.
I’m now on day 10 of Quarantine after returning to Canada and am wondering how much different my life will be when the quarantine is done. My husband is in the the risk category due to age and being a cancer survivor with only one kidney, so we will still need to social distance and remain vigilant. It will be wonderful to see my grandchildren in person again and to be able to get my own groceries rather than write a list and send my daughter-in-law into the dangerous stores.
I’ve started some seeds from OSC, where I ordered them on line, but was very disappointed with the little number of seeds in a package. One package I received actually had no seeds, so I called and had the package replaced. The replacement package only had 10 seeds. I’d like to go to the dollar store and buy some seeds, one of my luxuries.
I’m anxious to go for a walk in the local conservation area to see the skunk cabbage starting to grow an the marsh marigolds or any other spring flowers starting.
Some see a dandelion gone to seed,
but my grandson sees a wish flower to be picked,
make a wish with eyes closed tight,
then blow the seeds in all directions for the wish to come true.
~ Deborah Porte