Day three of the long weekend did not go as planned. The main planned event was to dust off our bicycles and take them for a spin. Although we managed to dust them off, we did not manage to ride, partly due to July-like heat and partly due to Cuppa's health issues.
First, the poor lady woke up with a migraine, not as bad as some, but it was still a migraine. She could feel it coming last night and tried to head it off by taking some aspirins at bedtime. That probably helped to mitigate the attack but couldn't block it completely. She did manage to make it out to breakfast, which was our other planned celebratory event for the day, but with the heat also factored in as well as her cold returning to full vigor, she pretty well folded after that. Poor thing.
However, we did get out for breakfast, and we did get the bikes ready for action. I was also able to get some garden work done by planting the last of our annuals and doing some weeding, watering and amending of soil. I sweat a lot in the heat. That's good for me — I think.
Speaking of gardening, our beautiful Asiatic Stargazer Lilies have been invaded by Red Asiatic Lily Beetles. Somehow, these miserable insects found their way to North America to munch on our lilies. Unfortunately, they have no natural predators in these parts, and the best defense seems to be to pick them off by hand and squish them. Until then, they keep chowing on the plants until there is nothing left to chow on.
All that being said, it was a lovely weekend although when the temperatures rise to 30°C/86°F in May in Canada, one suspects that a long, torridly hot summer looms. I guess we're due after two somewhat cool and rainy summers, but good golly miss molly, couldn't we just enjoy a pleasantly warm one?
Many thanks, by the way, for those who have stuck with these posts; they are very chronological and uninspired but they're there as a record of sorts. I don't like writing in such as pedantic way such as (i) we did this, and (ii) we did that, and then (iii) we did this and that, but sometimes it's all that I can manage.