The Canadian workman is worthy of his hire …

Time to catch up …

First, we would be remiss if we did not mention the great construction project of Baie d’Urfé.  At the end of our road is a bus route and bus stop where we have many times stood in the rain waiting for something dry to coma along.  A couple of weeks ago the road there was blocked by three trucks, several orange cones and two guys controlling traffic while a hole was dug.  Big stuff, we speculated, must be going to put in one of those warm bus shelters with seats.  Checked the site at the end of the day and there was shuttering in place in a  very deep hole …. “a BIG shelter” we said to each other.  A few days later the trucks and gang of men were back controlling traffic and concrete was poured.  A few days after that a concrete slab was laid with reinforcing rods and we decided this shelter was probably going to be big enough to hold fifty people.  Every time work was done, the same three trucks, two traffic controllers, foremen standing around sucking their teeth and much impressive potential.

Finally, all was revealed and the job has been completed.  No, not a shelter but a two seater bench bolted to a concrete slab with some bits of decorative turf around the edges.  Nice to know our taxes are being well spent.  Pretty sure that two guys with a spare afternoon and a sack of cement powder could have done the job but that is not the way in our prosperous little town.

Anyway – a warm, dry, cloudy, humid weekend and so the mozzies are out in force in the arboretum abut they didn’t deter us.  In the last week or two the plants in there have burst upwards and it’s quite a job hacking your way along some trails …

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

Campion (??)

Campion (??)

Junior American Crows taking flying lessons from their parents

Junior American Crows taking flying lessons from their parents

Flap, flap, flap aaaaand ..... made it !

Flap, flap, flap aaaaand ..... made it !

The Sugar Shack in a sea of Sweet Cecily

The Sugar Shack in a sea of Sweet Cecily

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