Friday, May 29, 2009

organic café











































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

window

Thursday, May 28, 2009

cake shop window
















must remember to order the happy weekend cake

Wednesday, May 27, 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, May 26, 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, May 25, 2009

rust












































rust is everywhere,  is it not beautiful?

Saturday, May 23, 2009

details













































some details of an interesting house  i visited

Friday, May 22, 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, May 21, 2009

shop window arrangement
















this window arrangement certainly tells a story

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

beheaded












































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, May 19, 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, May 17, 2009

joyeux anniversaire
















joyeux anniversaire maman!

Friday, May 15, 2009

a café, far from paris






























two americanos, one brownie puck and one
heaven square

Thursday, May 14, 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, May 13, 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, May 12, 2009

urban texture












































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

Monday, May 11, 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, May 10, 2009

apple blossom time































apple blossoms on the ancestral apple tree

redbud and jack-in-the-pulpit















redbud



















jack-in-the-pulpit

more flowering activity in the garden