Friday, 31 July 2009


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

Thursday, 30 July 2009


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, 29 July 2009

signs in the capital

more signs for the collection

Tuesday, 28 July 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, 27 July 2009

miss m on the hill

the marvelous miss m enjoyed exploring 
parliament hill

Saturday, 25 July 2009

r is for rain

r is for rain, more rain and rain again


Friday, 24 July 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, 23 July 2009


delicious organic rainbow beets for dinner

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

farmers' markets

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

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


the house in the top photograph is slated for 

Monday, 20 July 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

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

high school

high school buildings have a discomforting sameness

Monday, 13 July 2009

sweets and samosas

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