Monday, November 30, 2009

getting together












































everyone is so busy,
it is special to get together
with a dear friend for a glass of wine or two,
good food and treats, (the extreme green macaron was
delicious).
best of all is the laughter,
the way only one can laugh with a friend.
as always
let's get together more often.
let's.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

advent 1
















hope

waiting












































another cheery urban scene.
houses that have been boarded up for years,
awaiting demolition for yet more condominiums,
on an otherwise interesting
no exit street.

Friday, November 27, 2009

new café












































three weeks new
located across from my second favourite café.
simple yet warm decor, comfortable and sunny
with a tempting display on the dresser,
promising menu.
my choice was the pear tart and an americano.
very good!
this may be my new second favourite café.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

garage doors


























































the first door is the only one deliberately painted,
the others,
a result of roaming spontaneous creativity.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

grey november








































































despite the fatigued leaves,
muddy path
and a light cool mist
the pond was
so still on this
grey november morning
that it was surprisingly
uplifting.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

back lanes


























































back lanes tell
a different story.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

live well








































































living well in november,
we went out for lunch at a newish tiny café,
only pizza and sandwiches on the menu.
the proprietors have a sense of humour.
music, whirling fans, warm colours and limited seating.
i had a satisfying hot vegetable sandwich,
followed by a neighbourhood walk.

Friday, November 20, 2009

simple






























when feeling rather delicate,
a simple yet perfect egg is the cure.
food is definitely a theme this week,
exercise should be the next activity.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

jolly cupcakes
















today
i spotted these
jolly
cupcakes on a tray
in a sunny shop window.

busy castor canadensis












































the pond in november,
signs of a busy castor canadensis,
it looks like he worked up a thirst
and left a plastic cup behind.

Monday, November 16, 2009

faces on walls






























sometimes i find these murals overwhelming

Saturday, November 14, 2009

christmas craft sale




































































































it is that time of year,
the annual church christmas craft sale,
i haven't been to one for
a number of years.
no disappointment here,
a lot of pottery, christmas crafts, jewelry, decorations,
knitted hats and scarves, baked goodies and more.
at home it was nice to have a cup of hot cocoa
and sample these most excellent biscuits.

Friday, November 13, 2009

this old place




















another one of those forever places,
isn't the sign fabulous?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

handyman down






































i posted this building before, it sits
across from my second favourite café.
when the building sold, i had hoped for
the best.
the handyman shop is demolished.
disappointed, but not surprised...

Monday, November 9, 2009

hotel tea






















































































hotel tea, the occasion a belated joint birthday
celebration,
we exchanged gifts and ate, drank and ate
or rather
sipped and nibbled well into the late afternoon.
women only we observed.