Tuesday, June 30, 2009

summer












































summer,
locally grown strawberries
a profusion of  yellow coreopsis
backyard pools ( blue but not green)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

sunday rain and clouds












































we drove out to see gardens,
it rained most of the day

Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

white tea












































a new tea shop recently opened,
time for a visit.
my selection was a white tea from sri lanka
and a vanilla macaron,
it was the first time i tried white tea, 
a very subtle taste experience.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

unibrow
















i like details like this on old buildings

Monday, June 22, 2009

peony
















a white peony
placed first at a flower show

Sunday, June 21, 2009

rain












































yesterday it rained all day

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

pondering


























































while communing with nature urban debris
intervenes with its own poetry

Sunday, June 14, 2009

dill, parsley and sage












































the dill and parsley are surviving in their pots and 
are snipped daily.  am i the only person  in love
with sage flowers?  they are so beautiful that i
could live in one.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

frozen yoghurt
















the first frozen yoghurt from frozen berries.  we are
eagerly anticipating the imminent availability of local 
fruits and berries.  the ice cream maker was purchased
last year,   because we wanted homemade ice cream.  
It is very good.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

raw food restaurant


























































we went to a pleasant raw food restaurant for the first time. 
everything on the menu was vegan, wheat free, no refined
sugar and not cooked.  our lunch was a collard wrapped taco, 
two types of pizza, mexican and warm.  for dessert we chose a
chocolate mint ice cream and a cheesecake with a 
raspberry sauce, dairy free obviously.   the lunch was tasty,
however not the type of food for people with nut allergies, 
or as in the case of my companion a sensitivity to raw tomatoes.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

red paint fatigue












































red paint seems to fatigue differently from other
colours.  the last image is the side of a garage
with a very fatigued surface

Sunday, June 7, 2009

exuberant garden







































































this extraordinary garden is a delight to visit, 
the owner rearranges the statues frequently.
next door however,   the neighbour practiced 
restraint with the toadstools as the sole
decorative element.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

blue door
















blue door with a welcoming  purple columbine

Friday, June 5, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

wall art
























































wall art outside a designer's studio

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

pond walk








































































there is nothing like a walk along the pond to 
refresh the spirit,  miss magoo enjoys exploring,
and it is good to see the flotilla in fine form

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

green peeling paint












































what can i say,   i am fascinated by old wood,  faded
and peeling paint.  the colour theme today is a green
that was popular many years ago.