Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun and I say it's all right

It’s official: the summer months are here… or so it seems, if you don’t mind the nippy temperature at night that is. I know it’s not really before the 21st of this month, but things that make it summer have already started.

What makes it summery?
  • Saturday was a beautiful day in Montréal, and it showed in and around Old Montréal (where we live), the amount of people out and about confirmed any doubts one might have. This picture is of Place Jacques-Cartier, in Old Montréal, always buzzing with activity (except in winter)... lots of street vendors, artists, terraces where you can enjoy a cold one while people-watching...

  • I wore shorts for the first time this season.

  • There were lots of people heading North on the highway out of town.

  • The sound of bugs going splat on the windshield…

  • « L’International des Feux d’Artifices de Loto-Québec » started – they’re celebrating their 25th Anniversary of fireworks competitions, even if this year it’s only once a week instead of twice a week. I must say I’m happy about that, it was a nightmare for us who live in an area where lots of people come to watch said fireworks. On those nights we had to be home by 7:30 the latest or not come home before midnight. We can’t access our place due to the City closing off some streets and the amount of traffic.

  • We ate on our terrace, first of many times I hope…

  • The Festivals are starting! Montréal is such a city of festival, it’s unbelievable, one after the other and at times simultaneously. With festival like “Just for Laughs”, the Jazz Fest., Film Fest., and all the others, there is something for everyone to enjoy that’s for sure.
All those things make it summer! And I didn’t even say anything about the humidity!

Place Jacques-Cartier


Charlie said...

You've been looking forward to this for months, Stink, so I'm happy that summer is here just for you. (To hell with the official date.)

And old Montreal is so beautiful, even though I've only been there once.

Purple Pigeon said...

Im also chuffed summer has finally hit England. Same with the shorts thing.... my legs didnt know what was going on! Meals on the terrace sound heaven! With a little wine too?

Green-Eyed Momster said...

"The Festivals are starting" As in plural festivalS....They last all Summer?

I should really move to Canada. I could use a festival or two or three.... Happy Summer weather!


No joke W.V. is Terice

Mousse said...

Speaking of Festivals....Hey, are you guys going to the opening night of the Jazz Fest free outdoor concert, featuring Stevie Wonder Tuesday June 30th ?

lizgwiz said...

Last night it was still 86 degrees at 9:30 p.m. Summer, indeed. ;)

Stinkypaw said...

Charlie: Very true, it's about time, and also time for you to come back!

Pigeon: Of course! And tea to finish it off!

Momster: There are many festival, one after the other, all summer long, sometimes more than one at the times, Montreal in the summer is a blast, for sure!

Mousse: I doubt it, we're not crazy for big crowds and this will certainly be a BIG one!

lizgwiz: Summer is good!

Anonymous said...

Hmm. Summer has seemed to abandon us in Minnesota. It's been rainy and disgusting and I am very annoyed. But happy for you, of course. Enjoy your Festival!