Canada in my garden

The seasons are opposite in the Northern and Southern hemisphere. So, while the Northern hemisphere is moving into autumn (or “fall”), we are having spring down here in the Southern hemisphere.

Therefore, I am glad to see the leaves coming out on the trees. The world is beautiful. It makes the neighborhood looks like an urban jungle.

I have a favorite tree in my garden. Not sure what kind of tree it is. Perhaps some kind of maple tree? In autumn its leave turn red. That makes me remember Canada.

Mu favorite tree

Most trees don’t turn red. Some even remain green right through winter.

For some reason, I was worried that it would die during winter. Therefore, I was very happy to see that it is sprouting new leaves.

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Fabulous trip

During the last two weeks, I did not post anything. That is because I was traveling. First, there was the conference that I attended. After that, because I have some friend living in the same city, I took a few days visiting them. What a memorable time I had.

It is so green. What a contrast to the grays and browns that I experience here at home. So where is this wonderful place? Ottawa, Canada!

Parliament Hill in Ottawa

In the Byward Market, I bought some apples. One can buy a variety of fresh vegetables and fruit. The area has a variety of different restaurants and shops.

Byward Market Ottawa

I also visited the University of Ottawa and the National Research Council during my trip. These visits gave me the opportunity to discuss research collaboration opportunities with some people in my field of research.

It is not often that I travel these days. Basically, I don’t enjoy traveling . But for some reason, trips to Canada are always great. I just love that country.