Wednesday, June 30, 2010

red door















an intriguing
storefront.
i must
visit,
to see
what is
behind
the red door.

Monday, June 28, 2010

texture












































texture
found
on the beach.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

summer life
















































summer life
on the porch
continues.
a lunch
with the
girls,
orange lilies
from the garden,
vintage
tablecloth
and a
cement truck
adding
to the soundscape.
(i was too busy
having fun to take
more photos).

Friday, June 25, 2010

three doors












































two doors
with knobs,
one without.
behind
which door
is
the prize?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

signs






























an earth
tremor
yesterday.
heavy rain
today.
sunshine
tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

summer is...




















summer is when we have
dinner outdoors
everyday
(weather and pesky insects
permitting).
iced tea, a hastily composed
salad,
and home baked
pain à l'ancienne,
amazingly good.
the recipe from
peter reinhart's
the baker's apprentice.
(more information here)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

g20







































































g20,
security fences, barriers, gates,
military helicopters, people wearing
striped pants marching around,
and an artificial lake somewhere,
not a pretty sight.

Monday, June 21, 2010

summer






















































































at the university,
students gone.
summer languor.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

by the lake












































a father's day
remembrance.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

water lilies


























































the frog
sang
his song
by the
water
lilies.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

market report






















































































there was a lot of construction noise and
activity in front of the café. this
did not deter me from enjoying my
americano and lemon square.
nothing really new at the market
this week.
brought home a potato assortment,
mixed greens and new to me
russian kale,
more tender than
the usual variety, worth trying.
what is available at
your local farmers' market?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

faded green






























the most inspiring surfaces
can be found
in lane ways.
the faded green/turquoise
is my current it colour,
tricky to replicate.

Monday, June 14, 2010

mint tea



















one plant
my garden produces
in great abundance
is mint.
this is the season's
first glass of garden
grown mint tea.
the aroma is
intoxicating
(in a good way).
and after infusing
i only add a little
spoonful of
evaporated cane
juice, perfection.

monday















Friday, June 11, 2010

studio

















this is what i see
at the top of my work table.
i will be working on my
drawings for the next
few days,
wishing everyone a
good weekend.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

cool weather


























































cool weather and rainy days
inspire baking.
the recipe for the oat bran bread
came from peter reinhart's excellent
book whole grain breads.
from another book
the experiment with low fat
crusts for the aged gruyere and mushroom
tart convinced us that regular crusts
are preferable. however the tart
was delicious,
with fresh greens
from the market.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

on the way to the market




























































































































































the worse for wear alligator
was spotted in a shop window
and a few shops over the
perky poodle.
had lunch at a colourful
busy café, grilled veggie
sandwich.
up the street the
familiar peaked tents
of a farmers' market
beckoned.
it is still early in the
growing season,
but oh, the morels.
i took some home
and tender greens
red green onions,
also rhubarb.
there was beautiful sea
asparagus, purple
kohlrabi and super radishes.
what i liked best,
the growers talking
about their produce.