Welcome and not so welcome signs of spring.

Spring is late this year and plants and animals alike seem to have been slow to react. Here are some signs of spring seen around Weston.

A pair of mallards swim by the Humber.
A pair of mallards swim by the Humber.
A recumbent cyclist passes by the newly green grass of Raymore Park.
A recumbent cyclist passes by the newly green grass of Raymore Park.
A carpet of bluebells flows like a river in Cruickshank Park
A carpet of bluebells flows like a river through Cruickshank Park
Tennis players are out in force at Weston Tennis Club.
Tennis players are out in force at Weston Tennis Club.

The downside of spring is also present. With the stores along Weston Road looking a bit bedraggled, the last thing Weston needs is beggars adding to the atmosphere of neglect. This gentleman happily obliged on Tuesday afternoon.

A beggar (face obscured) adds the finishing touch to a bedraggled looking Weston Road.
A beggar (face obscured) adds the finishing touch to a sorry-looking Weston Road.

Now that the snow has gone, the unsightly legacy of people who litter is revealed in all its glory. This lovely stretch is in Lions Park by the condo’s on Hickory Tree Road. The nearby soccer field is kept very clean so why this adjacent patch is left alone is a mystery.

This litter brought to you by folks too lazy to walk to a bin.
This litter brought to you by folks too lazy to walk to a bin.

Lastly, we have some great kids with artistic talent in Weston. On the other hand, the kids responsible for this mess think art is short for Arthur. They think Banksy is a small bank. I could go on…

Graffitti by the talentless under the Lawrence Avenue bridge.
Graffitti by the talentless under the Lawrence Avenue bridge.