The [Ontario] government has further extended most of the emergency orders to June 9  to protect public health and safety from COVID-19
– Office of the Premier, Ontario Extending Emergency Orders During COVID-19 Outbreak, 27 May 2020
This weekly mask-wearing grocery shopping and long line-ups to get into stores not knowing if the shelves will be empty or not has thrown me off. I had forgotten what lilac blossoms in our garden mean:
As soon as the lilac bush by the kitchen window blooms, we look for local asparagus at the vegetable market. Right on schedule, asparagus began to appear a couple of weeks ago: 2 (largish) bunches for $5.
– me, Not-Even-Close-to-Wordless Not-Wednesday: Asparagus and Chives, 12 June 2018
The other day, I lined up at our favourite vegetable store, expecting to buy slightly sorry-looking small amounts of broccoli and green beans from far far away for rather high prices. As I was permitted to enter the store, I saw beautiful bunches of Ontario asparagus on a large tray right by the entrance: 2 decent-sized bunches for $6.
Of course there was a tray full of beautiful Ontario asparagus!! – the lilacs are in full bloom by the kitchen window.