Today is Victoria Day, when we Canadians are indebted to Queen Victoria (1819-1901) for a nice, long weekend. For many, it marks the first camping trip of the year, a summer kick-off. Ironically, it’s usually a weekend with overnight frost and even snow. So the custom is, plant your garden only after Victoria Day.
To commemorate, I should be watching The Young Victoria. But, for all these years, I haven’t done anything Victorian on this day. I guess they did take long walks. So, I took a stroll along the Bow River. Just as the day, this is a leisurely post. Here are some sights I captured, yes again, with my pocket camera. They’re a bit more cheery than the Mother’s Day outing of the deer family. What a difference two weeks can make.
The Bow River:
A single flowering tree:
Holiday or not, this is life:
Making a splash is way more fun, especially if you can’t swim:
Spring, summer… green or white, we’ll take what comes:
Photos taken by Arti of Ripple Effects on Victoria Day, 2010. All Rights Reserved.