Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

dill pickles











































every year i make dill pickles,
i use them in salads, sandwiches
and enjoy crunching into one
for a snack.
the next project,
bread and butter pickles.

Monday, July 26, 2010

vivid colour












































i don't know what the current exterior paint
colour trends are elsewhere. around here,
especially in my neighbourhood, people are
choosing taupe for their exterior house colour.
businesses and stores are going taupe as well.
everyone prefers to disappear into taupeness.
it was refreshing to see this establishment
splash some vivid colours on their
walls.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

geese




















canada geese
standing guard.
they
are quite
serious about
any incursions
into their
territory.

Friday, July 23, 2010

organic market


























































while at the organic market
checking out the beets and kale,
my attention
was drawn to the community
oven. inside pizzas were
baking. hmm, what would
it take to build an oven in
my tiny dark garden?
just a thought.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

more blue






























more blue,
because
i like it.

Friday, July 16, 2010

dessert?
























































these colourful
and carefully arranged
desserts were
seen at the kadewe
cafeteria.
have a sweet weekend!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

at the pond










































































white sky,
high humidity,
a swampy atmosphere
at the pond,
breezes tease
with
cool air,
all is
calm and green.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

fountain






















































































a 1960's
fountain
in disuse.
a study
in
turquoise.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

bread and water






























the basics,
cool water
to drink,
freshly baked
bread
to eat.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

too hot












































too hot
in the city,
staying in
the shade,
keeping
cool
by
imagining
lakeside breezes.

Monday, July 5, 2010

vintage juicer






































it has happened
to many of us,
a friend or relative
de-cluttering.
first
the smile,
then the presentation
of the bag or box,
i thought you might find
this useful.
oh, why thank you!?
a vintage juicer
rediscovered during
a brief de-cluttering
moment.
it works! the juice,
what was on hand:
2 carrots, 2 apples, a lime
an orange,
with a knob of ginger.
very good!
more juice will
be made as long as
the vintage juicer works.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

sunday lunch
















sunday lunch,
keeping things simple,
home baked
no knead bread
(a jim lahey recipe).
home sprouted sprouts,
cucumbers and tomatoes
(sadly not homegrown).

an article on the bread making
method here, the recipe here.

Friday, July 2, 2010

july












































on
summer
time.
will be taking it
easy.
have a good weekend!