Drove to the hills to our little (log) cabin in the forest - Saint Faustin-Lac-Carre - some one we know likes to walk in the forest, just like his Dad and Poppa - the down side is that he doesn't know when his 3 yo legs have had enough.
Red trillium on the forest floor.
No photos Poppa - this is walking time!
And, of course, a walk in the forest would not be complete without a fungus shot.
Looks like a wild strawberry.
May 25 - off to (Mont) Tremblant village.
Pano view from the top of the mountain
Dans le telecabine.
Can you think of a better way of (rolling) down the main street of the village?
Which so impressed the lady from David's Tea that A. got a free sample of rooibos tea.
Rewarded with a berry glace
Up and at 'em - thought that we might be able to walk Luskville Fall Trail before MCAJ hit the trail - got half way up before rendezvous at Pink Lake (after almost getting lost in the park). Pink Lake is not pink - named for one of the early farmers in the area.
Early spring green foliage is so vivid - can't wait to see the colours of autumn later in the year.
On the trail - challenging this one
Chipmunk enjoying breakfast
View from Lusk lookout over Ottawa Valley - Ottawa R. in the background
Top up snack for A.
Ottawa has turned on the spring sunshine at last so a walk in the park was called for - 16th off to Ottawa Greenbelt and a 5.5km walk on Old Quarry Trail - old quarry has filled with water and bullrushes - smelly but pretty and lots of birdlife.
Fallen trees throughout from April ice storm
Ok - if you would rather make out with the other guy, I will go and sow my seed elsewhere!
White breasted nut hatch (?)
And more spring sunshine on 17th so off to Major's Hill Park for more tulips!!
National Gallery of Canada
Basilica of Notre Dame
Houses of Parliament
I have been chastised - apologies for duplication of photos - put it down to sunstroke!
Our home street for two weeks
Special Mother's Day with two wonderful mums and for Matt, the first with his WtMM in 11 years - very special brunch at The Village House - La Peche.
Grumpy A didn't want to be in this pic.
Followed by an amble across the Wakefiled covered bridge
Plenty of snow melt in the Gatineau River
Followed by Tulip Festival on 14th - each year the Netherlands sends 20,000 bulbs to Canada as a continuing mark of gratitude and friendship for providing safe haven to members of the Netherlands royal family between 1940-1945.
But first a "walk in the park" with A .....
Very particular about the sunglasses - one real cool cat!
Lunch - hot dog all gone, but vege spring roll will fill any gaps
Royal wave from the Canadians
While J slept through it all
Yes this is a tulip and colour so intense that the camera sensor had some difficulty with it
Specially bred in the Netherlands for Canada 150 - 2017 - red and white and a hint of orange?
Sprang from bed at 5 am for 5.30 depart to park gates along with a stream of safari trucks to enter the park at 6 am.
Some beasties large and small graced us with their company .......
Spotted deer and water buffalo
Salt water crocodile - 3-4 m long
Juvenile peafowl with breeding plumage
Painted stork- not in the least perturbed by the buff.
Wild boar (or sow?)
Crested serpent eagle
Asian elephant and Elephant Rock
Mum(s) looking after the kids
If I turn my back I can pretend that you are not there!
Or I can ignore you and have a nap anyway.
Looks like a chook, walks like a chook, talks like a chook, but is really a Sri Lanka Jungle Fowl