Sunday, June 26, 2016

C'est le cas de le dire

I don't think there's any doubt that this is a construction zone, but just in case, there's a sign to let you know.

Downtown Montréal seen from the canal corridor.

On Saturday, I moved our empty greenhouse tent from out by the vegetable garden to a spot up against the house. Now it's on a more level spot and is easier to get to. And it's not empty any more. We're keeping our basil plants inside because they like it hot. And I planted some catnip seeds just for fun.


  1. I have just taken the first harvest of is hanging up in here to dry.
    Our two mogs don't seem to be too attracted to the fresh plant, but they are beginning to pause under the bunch and sniff the air...
    Neither have looked up when I've seen them sniffing though!

  2. Perhaps you could take a moment to explain to me what exactly Downtown or Uptown means. We don't have it in the UK - other than with Billy Joel.

  3. Oh -- I've been asking everyone if they grow catnip (I can't - deer, raccoons, turkeys and lots of neighborhood cats)
    and not one of my friends answered yes. My cat loves it! Fresh, of course!

    Mary in Oregon

  4. tim, I wonder how Bert will react.

    potty, downtown? The lights are much brighter there, you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares... Have you forgotten Petula Clark? LOL. To Americans, "downtown" is the business center of a city. The term might originate from NYC, where the financial center (Wall Street) is "down," meaning south, and uptown is "up," to the north (as in "the Bronx is up and the Battery's down"). Of course, NY also has "midtown," a kind of secondary downtown. I don't think European or British cities have "downtowns" in that sense. You might call downtown "the city center (or centre)" or "the high street." I'm not sure...

    mary, well, I'm going to give it a try!

    1. Thanks for the explanation. I thought that maybe an Uptown Girl dah dah dah dah da..would have been from a posh part of a city where Billy Joel was working/from the 'not so nice' suburb.


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