My work was somehow rudely interrupted by a mouse. That not so tiny grey furry creature zoomed under the Muskoka chair I was sitting on, and disappeared (nature’s magic). Well, it was really my pouring ‘green‘ thoughts that were interrupted. “What happened to my inside plant? Why did that one tiny fern at the window suddenly change from warm green to a light minty green?” I was thinking. I have two and only one of two underwent the sudden colour transformation.
The images in this post of the arboretum are still relevant. Aurora maintains the green facade thanks to the spring rains – mist, shower and pouring rains. On some days, torrential rains, just enough to cause floods on our roads. Yes, some streets got heavily flooded last weekend, at least one foot deep. Some people posted pictures on social media of cars stranded on the recently fixed Industrial Parkway South and Wellington Street East intersection. Will the rains continue? If so, it is a good possibility that this year we will have a very green summer all around.
Last Saturday, on Father’s Day Weekend, we missed the warnings. The thunder was roaring so loud that we unplugged all the electronics from the wall, including the TV. Missed all, Tornado Watch and Tornado Warning announcements. But we did watch through the window for the funnel clouds in the sky. Well, just in case, and not to mention for a green sky. Sometimes when funnel clouds are not in the view, a green sky could be a good indication of a tornado; but not always, dark skies can be too. The green in the sky is the physical refraction of the sunlight off the failing hail, and gives off that greenish tint during tornado formation.
Speaking of green, that brings me back to the walks through the
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It was a beautiful sight seeing the million shades of green colour around me. The arboretum is mature now yet it looks so new, groomed and clean. It’s been looked after by good exceptional people. Spring does that too. Perhaps, you noticed as well, the new trail signs are now in place to guide you from one end of the arboretum to the other. No reason for panic when I’m lost. I love it; and that day I officially walked most of Trail 2, the Tim Jones Trail; however, not for the first time.
The dandelion season is over. The blooming daffodils Pot of Gold are gone. Come back next year.
The Father’s Day weekend was probably one of the most hot and humid days yet this year. Indication that summer is here. In fact, physically is almost here. I’m glad. Children will be out of school soon. I’m happy. Time to plan the summer vacation soon. Some local activities and a possibility of another lengthy out of province road trip. What do you think, does a road trip to Newfoundland sound like a lot of fun?
Anna Lozyk Romeo, Editor’s Notes
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