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Queen Victoria was the first sovereign of Confederated Canada. After her death in 1901, May 24th, her birthday, became known as Victoria Day. Not only is this a celebration  of Queen Victoria’s birthday, it is also the officially recognized celebration of the current reigning Canadian sovereign’s birthday.

To most Canadians, Victoria Day means summer is finally here.

Or it’s supposed to be . . .

Nowadays, Victoria Day does not always fall on May 24th but rather on the Monday that occurs before May 25th. That could be May 24th but it could also be as early as May 18th. This year it was May 19th, and Mother Nature was simply not ready.

It’s been this kind of weekend:

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers this evening then partly cloudy. Risk of a thunderstorm this evening. Fog patches developing after midnight. Wind north 20 km/h gusting to 40 becoming light this evening. Low plus 5.

Obviously, not a good weekend for planting a garden, but I did prune the Nanking Cherry. And I brought some bare branches inside and put them in water. Victoria DayA couple of days later, the blooms popped. Nothing blooming outside yet, but my kitchen looks pretty.

Is it warm where you are?

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