Summer is here!

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

–  John Steinbeck

When I first moved to Toronto, what awaited for me was this huge blanket of white snow around me. I was living on the 16th floor of an apartment and while I was under the mandatory 14 day quarantine, I would often admire the snowfall from my balcony, briefly step out to feel the snow fall on my palms and quickly step inside. THEN, after quarantine, when I started stepping outside, I could feel the actual cold and wind sometimes biting my fingertips. I had mixed feelings about the whole transition. I missed the sunshine and warmth SO MUCH. 

Then, slowly I started to see rainfall, and it began the onset of spring. Beautiful flowers blooming around me . . . Trees starting to have tiny little leaves. Neighbors busy with gardening and planting flowers of all kinds. The grass at parks getting greener ❤ I fell in love with spring.

My friends from North America and else where who had visited Canada in summers would  tell me… “Wait till you get to see Canadian summer”. I did not know what the hype was all about, initially . . . But now, I get it! Summer here is beautiful and magnificent ❤ I still wear a light sweater when I step outside, but it is so pleasant. There are these huge parks around me, where I just go and admire how beautiful the scenic beauty is around me.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

John Lubbock

Sometimes I’ll lie on the grass and just relax, take pictures of the park, flowers, selfies of all kinds, watch the sunset . . . The list is long! Oh did I tell you, the days here are super LONG. Even at 9 pm, it feels like its 5 pm! So its quite amazing that way to get to experience my first summer season here. I go around different parks in my neighborhood. My favorite one is a lake park, which has a small pond/ lake with fishes, turtles and ducks. Sometimes, I’ll treat myself with a Tim Hortons XL Hot Chocolate with Almond milk (not 100% vegan, but its a beautiful treat!). Infact, I grew so addicted to it, that I decided to get Cacao powder myself, so I can DIY in a much healthier and cheaper way 😛 

Just wanted to express my gratitude and joy for this beautiful season and everything I get to experience here.

Happy Summer!

Much love xx ❤

22 thoughts on “Summer is here!

  1. So glad to read such a positive outlook on our climate. It is easy to complain about -30C wind-chill; a snowfall that causes traffic chaos, and a humidity level that makes one sweat just thinking about. It is, however, just as easy to celebrate our distinct seasons with nature bursting into life; the shorts and tshirt weather that follows; the glorious Fall with the Maple leaves changing colour, and Winter when we so often get blanketed in snow and the air is incredibly crisp! Yes … I also love this climate! 🙂

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    • So true, Colin! So essential to celebrate the different seasons and cherish what each day has to offer. I remember, last week or so, we had Snowfall, Rainfall, Cloudy sky and hot and Humid day all in the matter of a WEEK. To witness the ever changing glory of Mother Nature is astonishing.

      The outdoors seem so inviting these days ☺️ Hope you, Carol and Ray are enjoying every bit of the sunshine ☀️

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  2. Sounds like you have found a blessing indeed Himali. And a whole new world to discover in its warmth 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋
    By the way, I’ve commented a few times on your posts and alas I’m being blocked or they are disappearing into the ether’s with that WordPress gremlin. So I’m not ignoring you, just being lost 😂 🤣

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      • Yes, the spam thing has something to do with it. If my comment disappears and I try to redo it, it says that comment has already been made. So it obviously has seen it but blocking it for , I would think, the spam algorithm. And to actually unfollow, which has been happening very regularly also, means a deliberate part of the codes action which is only found in the spam algorithm.
        Ah dear lady, I’m rejected day in and day out…but I still smile because I know I’m lovable. Plus, alas, there’s always housework, shopping, and life to do in my spare moments 😀 ❤️ 🙏🏽 🦋 😂 🤣

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