Friday, 29 May 2009

organic café

visited a new café,  it seemed interesting at first,
however,  i will not be returning soon


Thursday, 28 May 2009

cake shop window

must remember to order the happy weekend cake

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

wild columbine etc.

aquilegia canadensis

cypripedium calceolus

linum perenne

red, yellow and blue, primary colours in the garden.
i must get out more.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

pond pensées

i go to the pond to enjoy a bit of nature.
somehow, the rising condominium towers diminish
the experience.
one government authority built a bridge for walkers,
another government authority wants the original path 
to remain boggy.  the local citizens have made their own
path.  life in the city...

Monday, 25 May 2009


rust is everywhere,  is it not beautiful?

Saturday, 23 May 2009


some details of an interesting house  i visited

Friday, 22 May 2009

garden assessment

blue sky,  syringa vulgaris at the end of its flowering, 
the scent is still pleasantly intoxicating,  my favourite
geranium maculatum in bloom,  the matteuccia struthiopteris
is aggresively taking over the garden,   canis familiaris enjoying
the sunny weather,  white petunia hybrida is in desperate need
to be freed from the nursery tray,  time to get to work

Thursday, 21 May 2009

shop window arrangement

this window arrangement certainly tells a story

Wednesday, 20 May 2009


two beautiful heads seen on the way to a favourite
café.   one coffee and a sandwich yet to be brought
to the table, a pear tart and an americano.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

signs around town

many of my favourite old signs have been taken down.
i thought they would remain forever.  my regret is that
i did not record them.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

joyeux anniversaire

joyeux anniversaire maman!

Friday, 15 May 2009

a café, far from paris

two americanos, one brownie puck and one
heaven square

Thursday, 14 May 2009

parisian flower shop and more

today,  a postcard from paris.   merci ma chérie

garden guards

two garden guards, the golden eyed toad and 
the marvelous miss magoo.  care to guess which
one is the most effective?

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

dill and parsley waiting

dill and parsley waiting to be placed in
garden pots, including  all the other herbs
brought home from the garden centre.
more pots will be needed!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

urban texture

it appears effortless, but it takes years of patience
to achieve this texture.   i see it as art.

Monday, 11 May 2009

blue sky and forget-me-nots

colour and flowers are an ongoing theme here. 
blue skies are brilliant even in bleak
suburban parking lots.  the robust forget-me-nots
are in my mother's garden.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

apple blossom time

apple blossoms on the ancestral apple tree

redbud and jack-in-the-pulpit



more flowering activity in the garden