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It’s Art …

No, Really … It’s Art! This has to be one of the strangest Art installations that are dotted around the Old Quarter, this summer. It’s a mini man-made island with glowing green animals that don’t quite make up the pairs that might have boarded Noah’s Arc. Worse, they’re this colour because they glow at night! Even more scary, if you look closely, amid the bears, kangaroo, and other so-called ‘normal’ animals, there appears to be a mini person with a horned bull’s head. If it’s there to frighten the ducks away, it’s not working. They seems to fit right in and have made this floating structure, their home. At least they seem to appreciate the art!

Expressions!

Mother Nature sure knows how to express Herself. I’m patiently waiting for a hail storm to arrive. No, really … I know we won’t get one, still, a part of me wonders if She might find time to squeeze it in. Given we’ve had everything but snow today! We had heavy mists this morning, sunshine, dark thunderous clouds, sunshine, lightning somewhere in the distance, more sunshine, more clouds, hot winds, roaring winds, and just now, a torrential downpour … what’s next? We still have a few more hours of daylight left.

Day 31: Last Day

Blue skies, balmy light breezes that gently caress bare skin … you think we would be out, celebrating this, our last day of our holidays. But no, we’re at home lounging around, soaking up the rays via the balcony (all 19 feet of it) and just taking it easy. No sight seeing today, no getting up early and putting on walking boots for a gentle, or otherwise, hike along one or other river. No forests, gardens, botanic or otherwise. Just soft sighs of an absolutely fabulous holiday spent here, at home, in our own wonderful little city. The best place on the planet, if you ask me. But hey, I’m biased, after all, I am taking up residency here, and who wouldn’t. After spending any time here, you immediately fall in love with this beautiful, green city and yes, the people too. Oh, look, Canada has lost one of it’s satellites! But we haven’t been totally idle, after the five days of rain, we did get out and about for one last walkabout in the …

July Project Update

Well, I think the weather has done us in, because, since last Sunday, we’ve had 5 days of almost constant drizzle and or downright heavy downpours. Like yesterday, when it rained so heavily, I though I was back in SE Asia during the Monsoon season. Not quite the level of flash flooding, but certainly enough to make us think we might see Noah on his way past the windows! The upshot is, it’s looking likely we won’t be able to visit the last couple of places on our list before the OH goes back to work. But hey, we had a good run at it with almost 3 solid weeks of glorious weather that were only interrupted, here and there, by a couple of days of rain. So we can’t complain. I shall continue to cover and post about anywhere we do get to go too, regardless, so you can see just how many exciting places and events there are here, in Québec! Coming up at the beginning of August, we have the 4-day festival …