An incredible day – thirty degrees! Impossible to stay inside, let alone write – I worked in the garden in the morning, and later, rode my bike down Jarvis Street to check out the new Sugar Beach, on the lake. It’s pretty great, for a man-made beach in the middle of an industrial wasteland – lots of golden sand, umbrellas and Muskoka chairs, though no swimming. But how great that we’ve salvaged a bit more of our hidden lake for public enjoyment. I sat basking in the breeze from the water and got stung by a wasp. It still hurts, hours later, despite ice and baking soda.
Summer continues, bewildered but happy Torontonians out in tank tops, shorts, flipflops. On October 1 Lynn and I swam in