All posts tagged: Parks & Gardens

Jardin Jeanne d’Arc

Despite the oppressive heat and humidity, I did make it out to one of our favourite parks, the Jardin Jeanne d’Darc. It is a little oasis of calm just outside the old city walls. And, of course, commemorates the martyr, Joan of Arc, as Québec City is twinned with Rouen, in France. The trick to not being roasted, while out, was to go very early in the morning before most tourists (such as we have here at the moment) would be up and about. I practically had the park to myself. There were not many flowers in the flowerbeds, but then, with this heat and everything, I think the gardeners have kept it all very simple this year. Still, it was a lovely break to just wander around and get some fresh air and exercise. Have a great weekend everyone, and stay safe out there.  

Hot, Humid & Heavy

The weather has turned decidedly hot, humid and heavy this week. Which means no wandering around my local area happily snapping photos, or, taking side trips into town either. So today, I have a few poppy flowers to share with you, as much to cheer me up, as anything. Now, if you’ll excuse me, you’ll find me quietly melting over in the corner with something cold to drink …

A Walk in the Park

Welcome to the Domain Maizerets It might not have been the best day to go for a walk in the park, on Saturday, but we went anyway as we’d set our mind on visiting. And, in a way, it was probably the perfect day given that, because of the early morning rain, we had the park almost to ourselves. At most we saw a handful of people, several ducks, and a handful of common green frogs. Not bad for a day that started with a thunderstorm, was dark, humid and oppressive. But, by the time we had walked several of the marshy trails at the Domaine Maizerets, the skies were lifting, and the sun was trying it’s best to come out. By the time we went home (typical) it was almost blue skies. Undeterred, we still enjoyed tromping around the marshes listening to bird calls and spying the wildlife. And enjoyed meeting the frogs.