Fridaaaaay!… Aah

I needed to pause for beauty today.

This fits the bill.

Taken at the 2016 Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa last May, I titled it Call the Fire Brigade!

Since Canada is celebrating its 150th this year, I’m expecting to be gobsmacked at the festival.

If you’ve never been, go.

Walk your kicks off.

Get some great clicks.

Watch Tweeters and Instagrammers stretched out on their bellies to get the perfect angle.

Nosh on the sidewalk, the grass.

Hang.

It runs from May 12-22. Here’s a link. Canadian Tulip Festival

Here be Friday.

Take a pause for beauty.

You know what to do. Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1…

Elen

Fridaaaaay!… aka I Could Peddle Down the Road Right Now

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And go here!

If you’re thinking Ireland, I can’t blame you.

But…

No.

This was taken in the park at the National Mall, Washington, D.C. in May of 2013.

Let’s just blink ourselves back there. It’s raining. But who cares?

In Other News ~

It’s awfully quiet in our neighborhood.

Is it quiet in your neighborhood, too?

All the mini-mes — backpacks strapped to their backs, shoulders hunched — headed back to school the day after Labour Day here in my neck of Canadaland. The crossing guard, who had mysteriously gone missing sometime at the end of June, just as mysteriously reappeared Tuesday morning. She’s wily that way. The bells at the Catholic school resumed their ringing — morning welcome, recess, lunch, recess, and end of day mini-mes be gone.

What was left of the neighborhood on Tuesday was like a valley of the dead — the quiet of the eternal sleep.

Nothing but the sound of the September bees humming and buzzing.

The Canada Geese weren’t even honking, man.

Thus endeth Elen’s lament.

TGIF, baby!

You know what to do. Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1…

Elen

Note: The second image is a licensed, royalty-free image from Fotolia.com. No poaching, please.