Old Man Winter, go away.

Yes, we all thought that winter *might* be over when it started getting warm in March…but as all Canadians know, there is always one last big storm to confirm that Old Man Winter doesn’t care about our springtime hopes 😦

True to form, there was a walloping ice storm two nights ago. Yesterday morning, children rejoiced when schools were cancelled and adults said @#$% as they chipped thick layers of ice off windshields, fell down on icy sidewalks, and waited in vain for streetcars which could not run.

But take heart, ladies and gentlemen!

THIS is coming soon!

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These photos are of a place called St. James Park …

 

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….located beside St. James Cathedral, on King Street East.

 

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St. James Cathedral was built in the early 1800s and is one of the grandest churches in town.

 

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The church grounds used to be just an open lawn until the City developed it into a public park in the late 1950s.

 

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The park has been designed as a traditional Victorian-style English park, with a bandshell, lawn, formal gardens, and stone walkways.

 

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These photos were taken in the summer of 2015, when the summer blooms were at their height.

 

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We only have a while longer to wait…

 

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…but in the meantime, crocuses, snowdrops, daffodils, and tulips will arrive…followed closely by blossoming trees like apple, pear, and cherry (my favourite).

 

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Stay tuned!

 

P.S. I will be making a BIG announcement soon !

 

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