Monday, 31 August 2009

swans at the pond

this morning we visited the swans.
085 kept an eye on us.

laundry day

i am always pleased to see anything that was
or is manufactured in canada. the blue on the
washing machines is interesting.

Sunday, 30 August 2009

more cake!

more cake! inspired by the cool wet weather i
baked this apple and blackberry cake. it was truly
delicious and disappeared quickly. a wonderful
autumnal treat. the recipe is from the current
september issue of martha stewart living magazine.

Friday, 28 August 2009

morning walk

everything seemed different this morning

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

lunch again!

lunch at a more traditional café. melted cheese
croissant sandwiches, rum ball (with little almond
horns), a berry tart, a very large coffee cup with yet
another sweet on the saucer. fun and filling!


it has been at least a month from the last pond
post. the pond has a melancholy
atmosphere in an end of summer way. the
condominium continues to rise.

Monday, 24 August 2009


the family festivities continued with waffles for
breakfast. miss m was not in a festive mood,
her morning exercise was delayed, and the
quantity of treats landing in her bowl disappointing.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

flowers and cake

what i find most endearing about family events
are the homemade cakes. this is my mother's
walnut cake. delicious.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

seeing red

i love the colour red

Friday, 21 August 2009

coffee break

a pleasant café, i had my usual americano

Thursday, 20 August 2009


we went for a walk to see what we could see
and stopped in at a favourite café,
for lunch i chose the avocado sandwich, my companion
the cheddar chutney. very good (better than chips).
we read the paper and enjoyed the view,
a pleasant sunny afternoon.

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Sunday, 16 August 2009

sunday dinner

it is always a challenge to decide what to have for dinner.
tonight's choice was a homemade pizza with grape tomatoes
and black olives, purple basil, rosemary and parsley.
it was delicious and the aroma delightful. now what to
do with that giant cauliflower?

Saturday, 15 August 2009


pleasing colours

Friday, 14 August 2009


there is a bird in every photograph