June 2015 - Nr. 6
After a long winter and a strange and wondrous spring we now
start a wet summer. Not everything is growing the way it should,
but the weeds sure know how to take advantage, as usual. All the
beautiful spring flowers like daffodils and tulips bloomed for
much too short a time. Sudden heat made them lose their vigor
too quickly and they parched in the hot sun. Unfortunately the
summer blooms have not developed yet. This gardens look somewhat
The community did not have too many festivities outside of
regular events. Mother’s Day was the most important occasion and
in many clubs, not all, special dinners were held in their
Kitchener we witnessed an extraordinary event. Dr. Alfred Kunz
gave a final concert and we just had to be there. We expected
something special, and it was.
Now we are looking forward to a long summer, hopefully it will
rain, but only at night, and hopefully it will get hot without
being too humid.
There shall be picnics as usual and we shall visit as many as we
In the city of Toronto it is very hard to get around. The effort
to make everything ready for the Pan Am Games has made the usual
construction season even more congestive. Add to that the film
making and the many fund raising events and this city is shut
down for the most parts. It is currently no pleasure to live
It is a good thing that we can stay in the backyard and have a
cool breeze wafting through. As we are located on the first big
escarpment over the city there is always a breeze between the
houses that we can take advantage of.
I am looking forward to a lovely summer, including a houseguest.
We shall see you around! Have a nice summer!
Sybille Forster-Rentmeister, editor, editor-in-chief of Echo Germanica,
comments, cultural, artistic, political, daily events, German-Canadian, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,
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