Thursday, May 14, 2009

Victoria Day Weekend!

Ah yes - we are just two days away from the most anticipated long weekend on the Canadian Calendar. Victoria Day!

Highlights of past Victoria Day weekends (AKA "The May Long" or in Ontario, the "May Two-Four"- referencing the approximate calendar date with the number of bottles in a case of beer) include:
  • celebrating the weekend at popular camping destinations in South-Eastern Ontario.
  • enjoying warm spring days and cool brisk evenings.
  • enjoying cold beer on the aforementioned warm spring afternoons
  • taking in the best of the early golf season on the links.
  • wearing shorts and showing off the pasty white winter legs
  • enjoying being outside when it's too early for mosquitoes and black flies, and the bees and yellow jackets are too busy with pollinating flowers to worry about bothering us.
  • it's also the first official weekend of our agricultural growing zone to plant flowers outside without the risk of damaging frost.
  • Tulips should be fully opened, petunias in near full bloom, green tips on trees begin to expand into full foliage.
Thank you Queen Victoria along with Canada's strong commonwealth traditions for bringing us the long weekend!

One question though:

Can someone explain to me then ... HOW CAN WE DO ANY OF THIS WITH THIS FORECAST??


The Tudor Rose said...

I'm glad it's not just me. The first time I said May 2-4 out here, they all looked at me like I was mad, and I had to explain.

Crimson Rambler said...

"without the risk of damaging frost" bwahahahahaha