Tulips I bought last week.
Hi everyone. I hope all the mothers who visit here had a special Mother's Day yesterday. We went to church where a very special young mother shared her journey with infertility and how the Lord has blessed her and her husband with 3 beautiful children. We didn't go out to lunch with the thousands of other families but had our usual Sunday brunch of bacon, eggs, toast and tea at home.....and that is my favourite meal any time of the day! Our son came over for a visit and gave me a beautiful, sentimental card (he's grown up!!) and a gorgeous Calla Lily plant. I've never had one of them so I hope it survives! Our daughter called via FaceTime and we had fun 'visiting' with her and 2 of the kids that were home from church sick. Murray took them on a tour of the yard and shed and his lawn tractor. They loved that! At supper time I had a hankering for a DQ blizzard treat and thought we could go downtown to the green and enjoy our treats. We went for a walk along the green and half way across the walking bridge (the wind was so cold on the river!) then back around the Legislature building. It was nice to get out and enjoy the air and beauty of the trees starting to leaf out, and maybe burn off a few calories! It was a good day.
My mini treat. :) with fries on the side. :-)
Calla Lily - so pretty
I want to thank you all for your kind comments, and ongoing thoughts and prayers for the forest fire situation in the Fort McMurray area of Alberta. The fire has moved away from the city but is still burning and travelling toward Saskatchewan plus the ones in northern BC are still burning along with one in Ontario. Please continue to pray for those who are displaced after having to evacuate Fort McMurray as their future is not known nor will be for a while, and for those who are exhausted from fighting these fires for the past week.
Saturday evening we went to a barbecue at friends along with a young family with their 5 children. We had a great time.
The river view at our friends home in the evening was so calm. It had actually been a lovely sunny and warm day until late afternoon when it clouded over.
Sunday was sunny and warm and breezy.
A willow tree along the green in downtown Fredericton is starting to leaf out. Note the pretty blue skies that direction.
The Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge, part of the Trans Canada Trail System that was a railway crossing over the St. John River.
Clouds were building up in the west.
The New Brunswick Legislative Assembly building is the one with the dome. The large white building is the Beaverbrook Crowne Plaza Hotel.
Looking back across the river to the south side, which is the prettiest side for architecture and scenery but never easy to take photos looking into the sun.
The walking trail that goes through downtown Fredericton splits here with 2 routes - one follows the former rail bed (not pictured) and the one shown follows the river in both directions.
Looking back toward the bridge. Soon the trees and bushes will block the view with leaves.
This weeping willow tree is only half of its former self. The right half broke off during Tropical Storm Arthur in 2014.
What a huge hole this broken tree has left now.
The dark clouds brought rain through the evening. Around 2 AM I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep because of the wind. I got up and looked out the back door window and saw everything was covered in white. Snow!! It was 1 degree and the wind was blowing wet snow all over. Crazy! It is melted now but the wind is gusty and cold out of the north so it's only 4 degrees. It will be back in the mid-teens tomorrow which is normal temperatures for May. The grass is greening up, trees are swollen with buds and leave starting to pop. Forsythia is in full bloom everywhere and other spring flowers are blooming. I love this time of year!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and enjoy a great week. I'll be back with more photos from our walk soon.