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Spring in full bloom! Almost. After two weeks from the first part of “Signs of Spring in a Strange World” – the Mother Nature is showing its power to bring Spring back after a long Canadian winter. Close-up photos highlight the colours and textures of buds and flowers. Multiple exposures bring a dreamy like feeling.

I’ll send an SOS to the world…

“Walked out this morning

Don’t believe what I saw

A hundred billion bottles

Washed up on the shore

Seems I’m not alone at being alone

A hundred billion castaways

Looking for a home.”

– Police, “Message in a Bottle

A quiet Easter Sunday morning. A stroll in the Montgomery’s Meadow park in the Kingsway, in search for signs of Spring. One camera: the Ricoh GR III.

During these dark times, the World came to a still – but Nature is waking-up from a long winter to warm our souls.

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Toronto the commemoration takes place in Little Italy. The Good Friday procession is a reenacting of the 14 stations of the cross, symbolizing the path Jesus walked before the moment of his crucifixion.

The preparations for the procession take place at the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. Hundreds of people line the streets of Little Italy to watch the procession where parishioners are dressed as Jesus, Roman soldiers and disciples – carrying statues and banners telling the story of Jesus’ crucifixion.

In the South of Cuba, between the Carribean Sea and Sierra Maestra Mountains is the lovely resort “Brisas Los Galeones“. Taking the 300 steps down to the beach every day and wandering in the nearby forest, I took close up photos of the surrounding vegetation and flora, with the occasional lizard in between.

Smiles and laughter at the Nathan Phillips Square skating ring during Toronto’s 186th anniversary, March 8, 2020. Toronto Comicon’s first ever Cosplay Skate brought young and old, beginners and advanced skaters together, parading in cosplay costumes in rhythms of disco music.