Before I begin, an apology to my regular readers for the colourful vocabulary I'm about to use in the following rant. When dealing with people I dislike these days, my choice of words tends to lean towards things that would shock the Sisters Of Little Or No Mercy.
To the spammers who have managed to get past my filters the last few days: fuck you and the horse you rode in on. Your comments are swiftly banished to spam folders where they belong. And I don't give a damn about your goddamned black magic doctor you claim can fix any problem. As to the misogynistic fucking bastard who thinks all women over thirty are stupid and that mass spamming your fucking site to thousands of blogs is a bright idea- the reason every woman who ever met you will go out of their way to avoid you has nothing to do with them. You, asshole, are the reason your life is such a clusterfuck. Blaming women for the microscopic size of your genitals may make you feel better, but it doesn't address the reality that you are such a goddamned worthless fuckup.
To all of you spammers, do the world a favour for the first and last time of your worthless lives, and immediately cease your wasting of oxygen. I recommend a long walk off a short plank.
I passed by the headquarters for Library And Archives Canada some days ago. For my American readers, it is the equivalent here of Library of Congress. Flowerbeds and planters out front were filled with tulips.
A short distance away I photographed these blossoms in a tree. I was coming out here for a periodic view out over the Ottawa River that I have for a post in the fall.
Coming back, I came to this bed of tulips alongside the road. Flags of the provinces and territories stand alongside it. In the background you can see the spire of Christ Church Cathedral, one of two churches across from Library And Archives Canada.
Between the churches and Library And Archives is a space called the Garden Of The Provinces And Territories, which mixes together flowerbeds, bushes and shrubs, and terraced water features. Tulips were here. The other church, St Peter's Lutheran Church, can be glimpsed in the background.
This view from the other side of the flower bed looks towards Library And Archives.
And this view looks towards Christ Church.
A tree is always in full blossom outside St. Peter's when I come up this way in late May.
And I finish with these tulips, outside Christ Church, part of the Anglican denomination. I visited both of these churches this past weekend during Doors Open.