Saturday, July 30, 2011


Scaffolding has gone up under the Toronto bound section of the Burlington Skyway

The work is part of a project that began in June and is expected to last until November 2012. Crews will be replacing bridge expansion joints and coating the structural steel to prevent corrosion.

There are more pics and a story on my other blog at VioletSky


Friday, July 29, 2011

ruffled sleep

my fur is undone,you say?

it's really too hot to care
besides I am always adorable


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

B is for binoculars

to operate 
click on image, then click again

ABC Wednesday and WateryWednesday

Monday, July 25, 2011


I was attracted to the address numbers on this building and was actually a little surprised to see that another young man was also taking a photo of the same building. cool, someone else is into 
funky typography, thought I (stupidly)
 then I looked more closely
my first planking sighting!
although, now I read that the days of planking are numbered because

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A is for art

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life
~ Pablo Picasso

Saturday, July 16, 2011


The Metcalfe Street Bridge in historical Elora

Sunday Bridges

Friday, July 15, 2011


On a day for singing
my heart went winging
a picnic grove was our rendezvous
~ Shelley Fabares

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

real estate for all

Remax helps you find the perfect home,
whatever your needs.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Z is for Zaire... Zambia, Zimbabwe

The Republic of Zaire was the name of the present Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 1971 and 1997. The name of Zaire derives from the Portuguese: Zaire, itself an adaptation of the Kongo word nzere or nzadi, or 'the river that swallows all rivers'.

The former country of Rhodesia, through another complex history of colonialism, became Northern and Southern Rhodesia with the Northern taking on the new name of Zambia with its independence in 1964. This name was derived from the the Zambezi River, which may mean God's River, which flows through the western region of the country.
Southern Rhodesia did not gain international  recognition of its independence until 1980 when it changed its name to Zimbabwe. Various sources hold that the name Zimbabwe is derived from dzimba-dza-mabwe, translated from the Karanga dialect of Shona as 'large houses of stone'. Another theory claims that Zimbabwe is a contracted form of dzimba-hwe which means 'venerated houses' in the Zezuru dialect of Shona, and is usually applied to chiefs' houses or graves.

taken from Wikipedia and edited.
which means, this globe is dated from between 1981 and 1997

Saturday, July 9, 2011

gritty graffiti

a Holga-ish view of the Gerrard Street (Toronto) overpass. 
work is being done to paint over the graffiti

Friday, July 8, 2011

bird in a tree

Don't you wish sometimes, 
you could just move a leaf out out of the way...
or, that's better, 
move your head and strike a better pose
and then there's this little guy, who really, could barely keep his eyes open
I think the bright sunshine exhausted him!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

a vivid morning

You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you. 
~Tadao Ando

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Y is for yellow

the yellow in this banana has faded a bit, then again,
not all bananas are bright yellow....

Exactly 33 years ago (July 5, 1978) the first no frills store opened down the street from where I lived in East York, Ontario. It was a prototype of the discounted grocery store with a very limited selection of brands that were displayed on shelves in their cardboard shipping boxes with the front cut open (when that box emptied, stock boys had to be called to open the box behind). For the first time, products were not individually priced but had handwritten signs stuck on each shelf underneath the boxes. And we had to pay for bags (which were, and still are, a gaudy shade of yellow). By the 1990s the stores started being converted to franchises with each one displaying the first names of the owners.
ABC Wednesday
signs, signs

Monday, July 4, 2011


a shimmering light interspersed 
with patches of calm
life on the water

Sunday, July 3, 2011

shadows on the walk

a boardwalk with bridges climbing up 
- or down - 
the valley in the Royal Botanical Gardens
Shadows of trees dancing
Always dancing
All along the path
Constantly moving
But never traveling
Down the path or up it.
Shadows are bound to the shapes that make them
Like the trees that cast them.
~Shadows of Trees Dancing by Hm. Nes

Friday, July 1, 2011


can he do it?
is this the highest jumping dog in the world?

okay, everybody, a round of applause, please
taken at Canada Day festivities, Spencer Smith Park

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