It is now official - in the eyes of the Government of Canada, I am a senior citizen! Okay then. When I got my license renewed the other day, the young lady at Service Ontario told me "You can now fish for free". (She was a hoot. Very refreshing compared to the rest of the snarky you know whats who have worked there too darn long.) It got me a discount on lunch at the sushi place on Friday, hahahahaha.
We had a couple of very hot and humid days then a wicked stormy evening, then some nice cooler days. It is now Saturday of the Victoria Day long weekend. Some call it 2-4 Weekend. The campgrounds and what not traditionally open this weekend, though many are still closed due to flooding issues. Most of the water ways around here are also no go. The fishermen won't be happy. I forget what season opens this weekend......
One of my lovely birthday gifts was a trip around the county to the garden centers. We drove by the big nurseries which were MAD. The parking lots were full and there were line ups. We stopped at a couple of small greenhouse operations owned by Mennonite folks to the east of us. It was so nice to chat with the vendors. No crowds pushing and obstructing.
My tomatoes didn't do so well, only ten of the twenty or more survived, so I bought several more plants at the greenhouses. We also bought potatoes for planting and two jugs of lovely maple syrup.
The nights are still quite cold so I haven't started planting yet. My perennials are all growing like wild things so there is at least that to look at. The flower buds on the lilacs are starting to show too!