Thursday, December 31, 2009

sunset cootes paradise and the sun sets on another year


Wednesday, December 30, 2009


painter finishes what the builder left undone


Monday, December 28, 2009

niagara grapes icewine
icewine grapes in Niagara



Friday, December 25, 2009

Foxbar door


reflecting far fewer trees in its windows from when it was built in 1849

the chimneys below are also from this house


Thursday, December 24, 2009


The chimney is clean, the sky is clear,

the hearth awaits with a bottle of cheer


Monday, December 21, 2009


The Olympic Torch has been running a relay through the country and on the weekend, it blew though my city. Quickly, quickly, it has a long way to go to get to Vancouver in time!


and... at 4:17 today, as I was posting this, I had my 4,000th visitor! WELCOME one and all and thank you for visiting and for all your encouraging comments! (especially as this particular shot is not one of my best, but he was running!)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

There are times when silence has the loudest voice.
-Leroy Brownlow-

Thursday, December 17, 2009

port credit lighthouse

When the daylight fades and the shadows fall
Let the light from the lighthouse shine on me...


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

rw rw inside
Festive homestyle dining with cheerful waitresses

Monday, December 14, 2009

blues bears2 blues bears This swinging Bears Blues Band is a favourite among the annual Festival of Lights animations at our park by the lake.

My World

Sunday, December 13, 2009

xmas lights 021

Festival of Lights


Friday, December 11, 2009

koi pond

under a grey December sky

Koi, brightly coloured

come greeting


Thursday, December 10, 2009

early morn

"In order for the light to shine so brightly,
the darkness must be present."~ Francis Bacon


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Doorways to the Holidays at
the Royal Botanical Gardens

Keep your Christmas-heart open
all the year round.

Monday, December 7, 2009

It is that time of year...
choosing poinsettias at a greenhouse in Niagara

Saturday, December 5, 2009


Burlington Skyway Bridge

with Canada Geese coming in for a loud landing


Thursday, December 3, 2009

trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky -Kahlil Gibran


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

glass under glass 115

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of the shadows and the different greens in the trees, but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.

~Grandma Moses


Monday, November 30, 2009


In Ontario, if you want to buy liquor, you must make your way to a government run Liquor Control Board Of Ontario, or LCBO, store. You can buy wines at individual wineries, but if you want wines and spirits of the world, this is where you shop. This local LCBO in downtown Burlington is housed in what has variously been used as a fire hall, a post office and a jail.

The pigeons find it a particularly delectable spot.lcbo tower


Friday, November 27, 2009


windows onto an alley


Thursday, November 26, 2009

fog cn

and the clouds swish around the CN Tower


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

beth shutters

Shuttered Windows in Bath


Sunday, November 22, 2009


rbg turtle

a turtle on a trike

at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Friday, November 20, 2009

It was a rainy drive home
in the city last night,
the streets glistened.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

skywatch rain sunrise

into every life a little rain must fall


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

st lukes window

Art is the window to one's soul

St Luke's Church


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

whale watching

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. ~ Okakura Kakuzo

Sunday, November 15, 2009


st peter & st paul

St Peter and St Paul from the Greek Catholic Church above

Saint Nicholas from the Eastern Orthodox Church below

st nikolae 2

These two churches are situated across the street from one another.

It is St Nicholas who is reflected in the door of the post below.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

church barton

saint reflect

Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church
reflected in the door of
Slovak Greek Catholic Church

Weekend Reflections

Thursday, November 12, 2009

north service 1

Take the time to come home to yourself every day.

Picture 019

A window onto Ottawa Street


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

clean water

Lake Ontario shore on a

particularly clear day!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


old yellow
new yellow

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ottawa 109

jostling for attention

on a city corner

Weekend Reflections

Thursday, November 5, 2009

one blustery day
same sky, two views from the western shores of Lake Ontario

towards burl 2

towards Burlington

towards Hamilton

towards ham


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