Wednesday, July 27, 2011

local food, bicycles and lemonade stands

Is there anything quite like summer in Montreal? I don't think so...

Though it's a bittersweet temporary homecoming, there are so many simple pleasures that soothe me somewhat.  This morning I bought some fine Quebec cheese, good bread and local strawberries.

This afternoon the sky cleared and I had poutine with pepper sauce for lunch in the company of someone dear to me.

Later in the day I hopped on my new friend, a Bixi (share) bike, and cycled past some kids manning a good old fashioned lemonade stand as I headed towards Mont-Royal for a picnic with other friends, whose 5, 4, 3, 1 year old children I met for the first time.