Sunday, 31 October 2010

yellow leaves

the leaves on the tree outside our house
turn a brilliant yellow
a golden light
into the interior,
so warm and enchanting.
good bye october.
what will november bring?
happy halloween!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

studio time

in the studio,
i have been working
on a printmaking project,
there is little time
for anything else
it seems.

Monday, 25 October 2010


fog enveloped the morning
with a cool grey cloak,
october's colours quietly

Friday, 22 October 2010

ending the week

the best way to end a busy
week is to meet a friend
at the favourite cafe.
never a disappointment there,
the food is excellent and the
atmosphere pleasant.
wishing everyone a
good weekend!
it is getting cold here...

Thursday, 21 October 2010

hotel lion

i like the lion
looking out.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

an afternoon

it was an afternoon of errands and gallery
we stopped into a cafe with perfect tarts
in a display case,
the cappuccino was unsatisfactory and
the staff indifferent,
we enjoyed the view of the park.

Friday, 15 October 2010


another vintage sign for my collection.
they are becoming rather scarce
around here.

Thursday, 14 October 2010


while squirrels
are busy
stowing away
nuts and rearranging
newly planted spring bulbs,
i am collecting
the warm colours
of october
for bleak
winter days.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

celebration lentil loaf

i am always searching for
vegetarian dishes to serve on holidays.
the celebration lentil loaf recipe is from the
whole foods market site. i liked the recipe because
it was nut free. the basic ingredients are lentils, bulgur,
oats, onions, mushrooms, red pepper. it baked well,
looked good on the platter, was easy to slice
and delicious. rather than serve it
with a vegan mushroom gravy,
next time i will try a lively tomato sauce
and change the seasonings to
suit our tastes. the recipe can be found here.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


over the weekend i visited the brick works,
for a much needed hike.
this is another example
of an industrial site redeveloped
for a different use.
the day was perfect for walking.
more information about the site and
the activities can be found here.

Saturday, 9 October 2010


after pink
it has to be
wishing everyone
a happy thanksgiving.

Friday, 8 October 2010


it is friday,
i stopped in at a
traditional italian bakery
and brought home amaretti biscuits,
these with the pink flourish
are my favourite,
join me for a
a cappuccino perhaps?

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

autumn walk

today's' walk
along a rain dampened path,
i breathed in the cool
october air,
around me the leaves were changing
into their autumn guise,
the grey clouds hovering above
muted the colours.

Monday, 4 October 2010

orange october

my october celebrations
started slowly.
there are so many things
to enjoy this month,
the arrival of
pumpkins is one.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

from dusk to dawn

nuit blanche
in its fifth year.
a night of art installations,
performances, exhibitions
music and crowds of people
walking from event to event.
more information on this
art celebration here.
it was an exciting night,
there is so much to
thousands and
thousands of people
came out to this annual
free art extravaganza.