Monday, March 11, 2019

We happy, crazy Canadians in the Month of Change

Apples and Sunflowers
Acrylic on watercolour paper - glazed
3 x 5 inches
 Barbara Muir © (from the files)
(a shot of colour for a grey day)

Today it was "warm" out.  We had a high of 2 degrees Celsius (35.6
Fahrenheit). The sidewalks were bare (I mean almost).  We're still
parking on ice on our street, and slipping and sliding over icy snow
banks trying to get from one side of the street to the other. But some
of that snow has melted.  Woo Hoo!

Now add to the fact of ice everywhere, the reality that it was a
grey day here in Toronto.  For sunshine freaks -- the day bordered
on morose.  But were people sad?  No.  Everyone was walking
along the streets with peppy smiles on their faces. They could
walk on bare sidewalks without being afraid of falling.
I mean! was above zero.  I love my fellow Torontonians.  It's
no surprise that many of the comedians in North America hail
from Canada.  You have to have a sense of humour here, and
a positive attitude or you're doomed.  My neighbour was so
excited that we were both outside!  We could say "hello"
to each other and stand still talking.  (People don't hang around
chatting even for a minute in freezing cold, or freezing rain -- and
we've had quite a bit of both.) So hurray for us. Everyone kept
saying that it was a beautiful day.  Funny really.

Here's a cheery little painting I found in my files.

Have a happy Canadian type of day.

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