High Park

One thing keeps amazing me since we arrived in Canada : The weather.Many years ago I remember that Lisbon had some kind of spring, those days that were shiny but not too hot yet, when you started feeling seasons changing. But in the last years we started having what you can call a long summer(sometimes it goes until November) whit temperatures above 20º C, then it suddenly turns cold (which for Lisbon means around +7ºC) , you might have some days of extreme cold(don’t laugh at me but this means around +2ºC) and in April, without any warning you’re already on the 20ºC.What I mean is we don’t have 4 seasons anymore in Lisbon.

But we do in Toronto, and that is both unexpected and wonderful.You can actually see seasons changing. And one of the places you can see it is in the trees and the green all around.

Here is my visual example with two pictures of High Park:

Winter Time:

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Spring Time:

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Yes, you guessed it, we went to have a walk in High Park. It is a big and lovely park where in the winter you can enjoy a tasty breakfast  all day long, and whenever you feel up to it you can walk. They have picnic areas, playgrounds for children an a zoo you can visit all year around.

As Baby Girl enjoys the animals we went for a walk in the zoo. We’ve seen the Llama and the Yaks and the Bison they usually have there but when we were coming for the car nearby we started listening to high squeaks. We looked around and were delighted when we catch sight on the bushes of  3 baby raccoons. We watched out for the mother because we didn’t want to get bitten and we managed to take some pictures:

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Aren’t they cute?

And this leads me to the second thing that amazes me in Toronto: The animals you can see on the street. You have many different kinds of little birds, you have goose,and my personal favorite, squirrels.I just love them.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrea
    May 11, 2009 @ 21:22:33

    I love the two outdoor pictures. We are the same here in Michigan, one of the things I like about living here. We have 4 distinct seasons.

    Reply

  2. The seeker
    May 12, 2009 @ 16:46:17

    Lovely pictures.

    xoxo

    Reply

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