Friday, July 31, 2009

coneflower






























this handsome fellow kindly posed even though he
was very busy.  coneflowers have beautiful colours
and texture.  

Thursday, July 30, 2009

statues


























































capital cities seem to have a serious number 
of statues.  women are represented,  however
men only in this selection.  from the top down: 
colonel by,  sir wilfred laurier,
william lyon mackenzie king,  robert borden and 
louis-hippolyte lafontaine.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

signs in the capital






































more signs for the collection

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

dill, pickles and sour cherries











































food is on my mind.  today's tasks are to make
dill pickles,  and pit the sour cherries

Monday, July 27, 2009

miss m on the hill

























































the marvelous miss m enjoyed exploring 
parliament hill

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

room with a view


























































when staying in a hotel i prefer a room with a view,
i was not disappointed.  when we arrived in the nation's
capital it rained and rained.  fortunately the sun did 
make an appearance.  i am fascinated by the parliament
buildings,  although i do not like this style of architecture.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

dinner












































delicious organic rainbow beets for dinner

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

farmers' markets


































































































while in the nation's capital we visited farmers'
markets.
i prefer to buy my produce from the growers, however
the prices seemed high.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

visiting








































































the house in the top photograph is slated for 
demolition

Monday, July 20, 2009

summer continues












































it has been cool and wet so far,
however an ice cream cone, a blue lake
and the ubiquitous chip truck say summer to me.
this particular chip truck has a rather interesting
graphic...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

high school






































































high school buildings have a discomforting sameness

Monday, July 13, 2009

sweets and samosas








































































we like to stop at an indian punjabi market,
and bring home sweets and samosas