I rather doubt that there ever has been a more beautiful day than today was in the Queensborough/Madoc area (and quite possibly many other places – but this is where Raymond and I happened to be). There may very well have been days AS nice; but nicer than this? I doubt it. Sunshine and near-cloudless blue sky all day; warm, but not too warm; a pleasant breeze. It was a quietly lovely day in our quiet little village. And here is a photo that I hope gives a sense of how it was here at the Manse: very old fencepost. Vintage pagewire fence. Irises. Sunshine.