mardi 27 avril 2010

Crazy weather

Last week we were basking in warm sun and even barbecuing.  The trees blossomed, the flowers came out as the tulips below can attest.
This morning we wake up to snow.

 As the old song goes: "Oh well! What can I do!"

lundi 19 avril 2010

Fresh air please

Tonight, I should not be writing since I'm tired and fed up with all the goings on in our neck of the woods and elsewhere.  Is there some place somewhere not corrupted to the bone?  A place where competent people can get a job without being suspected of being cronies of so and so or of a political party of whatever srtipes?
These days I feel that we have all become quite jaded and disillusioned by our so called leaders regardless of where we live.
Have a look around:  Harper is up to his neck in shady business within his governement, so is Jean Charest in Québec;  Obama is somehow a diappointment with his half baked health reform and his foreign policy;  George Brown in England had to sanction his people about their expenses and we will not even mention Silvio.
Karzai, the man our young ones are dying for is flirting with the Talibans and their drug money.
Heck! Should we call in Ahmadinejad or Khadafy, at least they are honest about their ruthlessness?
I did not mention France, the rest of Europe, Africa and Asia, my computer would have crashed.

dimanche 4 avril 2010

Upside down

Been so busy lately commenting all over the place and writing short pieces for our litterary group over at M.I.L.R. that I have somewhat neglected my very own blog.  Maybe to the relief of my few readers.
I was also outside some since we have one of the earliest spring thar I can recall.  With 27C yesterday all the Greater Montreal population was basking in the sun and even barbecueing and gardening and coloring easter eggs on the patio.  Here you have my daughter in law and my grandchildren at work.
Extracting pesky dandelions, unfortunately not for salad purposes, starring Ariane (4) and her aunties Nadine (Standing) and Nadia.
As you can see, while the West coast was shivering, watching the waves and the electric lines, over here we were quite comfy.  Temperatures hovered 15 degrees above average and no snow on the ground whereas last year we still had 4 or 5 inches in our backyard.
Today is cooler and we should have showers most of next week according the weather channel.