Saturday, 28 August 2010

dinner by the tracks

the commuter train idled,
a crumbling paper table
decorated the entrance.
in a corner
sat an illuminated shape.
the lone champagne coloured
chair awaited a diner.
we enjoyed our evening
under the suspended lights.
at last,
emerging into the
quiet night
there in the distance
the tower glowed red.

Friday, 27 August 2010

blue, black, red and yellow

walked under a
blue sky.
the sandwich was placed
on a
black table.
coffee was served on
a table painted
stood silently
in the window.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

cool breeze

in the city one can see it,
fruit ripening and
tumbling on the sidewalks,
one can feel it
on warm days,
the cool breeze
that warns us,
is approaching.

Monday, 23 August 2010


a composed salad seemed like a practical
choice for lunch on a humid rainy day,
the less practical choice was to bake
buns on a humid rainy day.
it was worth the increased heat in the kitchen.

Friday, 20 August 2010

still life

i usually do not have very many things on my
mantlepiece, and try to keep it sparse.
after visiting nina's blog and reading
her mantlepiece post, i was inspired
to change things on my mantlepiece,
(regrettably the fireplace is not a
working one). the result a still life.
it was an interesting exercise and
creates a different mood to the room.
i will change things around more often.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

tea cups

i had to revisit,
still available,
tea cups and demitasse.
are there plates
will have to be

Monday, 16 August 2010

post no bills

seen on
construction hoarding,

Thursday, 12 August 2010


thank you for your kind words
regarding yesterday's post.
my blog critic thought it
too depressing,
life is not always
a bowl of cherries,
today i offer a
bowl of ontario
summer berries,
always a colourful
and flavourful treat,
guaranteed to put
anyone in a happy
frame of mind.

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

in memory

yesterday i attended a funeral,
a sad occasion,
especially when someone dies
much too young and suddenly.
this morning i was in a dark
thinking of her,
a sincere, generous, kind individual
with a delightful sense of humour.
one thing she enjoyed was
going out for coffee.
so out i went to a new cafe.
the cappuccino was
dear m.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

tea set

i was smitten
by this vibrant vintage
tea set
in a shop window.
the shop was closed.
i do not need a tea set,
repeat, i do not need
this fabulous
tea set...

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Thursday, 5 August 2010


in the heat of summer,
the time to
start painting.
a weekend project
that seems
to be
turning into
a lifestyle.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

august heat

hot and humid
staying in the
to keep cool.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

not silent

a new kitchen scale needed to be purchased,
the other shopper in the household
armed with a department store discount
selected this model (there was not much of
a choice).
the colour is cheerful though not my personal
preference, but the size is compact and easy
to store.
an unusual feature is that the scale has a
timer (who would have thought) and it
beeps rather loudly. an annoying
and unnecessary detail.
miss m the watchful kitchen companion
in the household finds beeping noises
distressing and starts to bark.
more noise in the kitchen.
the scale beeps when turned on and when
functions and units are changed.
fully featured, but not miss m
and user friendly.