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2006 04 12
Spring has finally sprung
Since the skating rink thawed in the back yard, I have been watching hopefully for the first sign of tulips and hyacinths. The first spring in our house in the Pointe was very modest (see photo above) but it inspired me to plant quite a bit more this year. Unfortunately, I am a novice, and did not consider protecting the bulbs from ravenous squirrels. While I lost all the bulbs in my planters, there are still a large number in the yard itself, and I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

Spring in Montreal is wonderful. It seems everyone gets more cheerful as it gets warmer, and the city is still free of the mobs that arrive for the F1, the Jazzfest, and the dozens of other festivals that fill our summer.

Besides the usual chores around the house, here are some of the things I plan to do over the Easter long weekend:

Check out the flower stalls at the Atwater market. I love the market in the spring but dislike shopping if there are too many people.This year I will go to Serres Brosseau to get flowers- a family-run greenhouse with wholesale prices.
Have a pint and a roast beef sandwich on the terrace at Magnan Actually this terrace is best on a weekday lunch as the clientele is a mix of contractors and businessmen, and it is fun to people-watch.
Go for a walk in the marsh in the bois de l’isle blizard. There is an incredible boardwalk that passes through the marsh, and it is a great place to get a little sun and watch wildlife.
[email this story] Posted by Michael Bailey on 04/12 at 01:10 AM
  1. where is Serres Brosseau?

    Posted by jon  on  04/14  at  03:37 PM
  2. Serres Brosseau is located in Brossard at exit 11 of Autoroute 10 on Boulevard des Prairies at the corner of Montee Gobeil.

    Posted by  on  04/14  at  06:25 PM

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