With spring being one of the shorter seasons in this neck of the nation, it's not an uncommon undertaking to venture out in search of blooming buds.
The trip had been my suggestion, for the past five days had proved beyond grueling. I had become one with the indoors - ankles chained to desk, fingers to keyboard, shoulders hunched in focus, and eyes drearily reviewing every single email with effort. Fresh air was ever so warranted.
The province's reinstated Stay-At-Home measures discouraged any travel outside the community boundaries. Crossing boundaries wasn't prohibited per se, but the likelihood in obtaining a ticket while doing so wasn't forgoed. Thus, we remained local. Some fifteen minutes away was Kariya Park and its first blossom of the year.
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Temperatures flittering between pleasant and penetrating made it difficult to ensure a steady bloom. Some years were more successful than others, though the general area of interest persisted about the park's entrance and sole cherry blossom tree at its core.
Many likeminded Mississauga residents had also embarked on this trip, joining in on the flower-gazing flurry while maintaining a safe distance from neighbouring parties.
We didn't reside for long, for the day was growing more humid, and more hectic. I swooped into Gong Cha for my go-to Brown Sugar Oolong Milk Tea w/ 2J before concluding the excursion. Albeit brief, the parade provided a necessary connection with nature - an aspect of our daily lives that had seemingly faded with the progressively intrusive work-from-home procedures.
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