May Long Weekend in Canada celebrates the birth of Queen Victoria. I'm not sure she'd be amused at the shenanigans of some people. It's often the first really outdoor weekend of the year. Camping is on the agenda for many, gardening for others and just plain kicking back in the nice spring weather. That's not how it always turns out. This year Calgary may record its coldest May long weekend ever and there was snow, rain and cold all over the province of Alberta. Welcome in the north. More than welcome around Fort McMurray. Not so much for those who had planned hiking, camping or fishing.
Because we're retired we were able to leave Wednesday for a small lake an hour east of us. We got in three days of decent weather and as you can see the fishing was fine. This string of rainbow trout was caught Saturday afternoon. The lake is stocked and these are between two and three pounds. Gary will smoke his- they taste like salmon and we'll have the neighbour over for a beer in the backyard when the weather improves. Yes, it got cold and windy and we came home early, Sunday instead of Monday. The rain we got was certainly needed and will make crops and gardens viable. The timing could have been better.
I've been married a long time and often write about everyday events.