Sunday, May 28, 2006

How the sun gives instant happiness

We're having a marvelous weekend. I think the last seventeen weekends were rainy. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating and it was more like seven. But still, it was getting to be a joke, rain all weekend and then a nice day on Wednesday while everyone is trapped at work. So what happens in Montreal on this first summerlike weekend of the year is that everyone goes outside. It's as though a giant hand is squeezing all the residences and OHMYGOD there are a lot of people in this city! It shocks me every year when I see this, and I think how vibrant it is, how Montreal comes alive again each year.

So we walked to the public market always walking in the alleys, spouse and my special thing we do, until we arrived where it looked like half the town had the same idea. Bought a tomato plant and a few herbs to plant in pots. We went home and went outside to plant the things.

Restless, we went for another very long walk with the dog, we just had to be outside, the sun was so glorious. On our long walk we discovered a cruisy park that we didn't know about. Suddenly we were amongst men in broad daylight "hanging out" in little alcoves in the bushes.

Then, unable to be inside, we went to the rooftop at Sky, one of the clubs in the gay village here. I love it on the roof up there, they have a pool and jacuzzi. There's food and libations and some of the finest specimens in the city. Plus lots of hunky tourists from the states. I know I need a better camera, but here's a video from the roof.

It's sunny, I'm going to rouse spouse soon and then we're off on a bikeride. I'll bring the regular camera this time.


Rebekah said...

Ah... the sun.

You are so right. Although, last week was freaky here. Torrential downpour Sunday night, up to 95 degrees on Wednesday, and for the last few days, winds up to 40 mph.

The weather is completely wacky right now, I tell you!

GayProf said...

Producing Vitamin D is good!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Em said...

Oh, it is so great to see Daniel, looking slightly uncomfortable in his own skin!

I always wondered what it looked like at

t said...

Here, every Friday for the past 6 weeks has been rainy!
Freaky, huh?

Isn't the sunny weather great!
We're having a really nice sunny weekend, too...but it was 85 today and it's supposed to be 89 tomorrow. Hey, it's May and we should still be in the 70s! Oh,'s been this hot in May before. I just hope we don't have a record hot summer. I can tolerate winter cold better than summer heat.

_Psycho said...

I thought you were more a "Stud" regular than the Sky ;)

Jason said...

I've never been there. Definitely on my "to do" list when I go to Montreal next.

Adam said...

You are so becoming a video blogger and I love it! Enjoy the sunshine.

Snooze said...

I've only been to Sky at night. The patio is gorgeous. Nice to see it during the day.

Patricia said...

there's something magical about the first few nice days of unoffical summer. after surviving winter, there's something sweeter about the air, and yes, one simply must be outdoors.