Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Niagara River

generating power since 1914

Sunday, November 15, 2015


for Jude's November Bench Series
messages from a war memorial

there are no words after the recent tragedies in Paris and Beirut

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Gananoque is a small town on the St Lawrence River
for Jude's November Bench Series

Sunday, November 1, 2015


a bench with a message. seen during a walk in Aberfoyle (Scotland)
for Jude's November benches with messages

Sunday, October 25, 2015

mums bench

from the Hamilton Mum Show at the Gage Park Greenhouse
for Jude's October bench series of people or things on benches

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mr Rochester

Nathaniel Rochester, the founder of the city of Rochester, New York.
He lived from 1752-1831.
He was also a father of 12 children.

another occupied bench for Jude's October Bench Series

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015


a busy sky over Lake Ontario and Burlington

for SkyWatch Friday

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

floral clock

The Floral Clock at Queenston, Ontario

Sunday, October 11, 2015


people on benches in the busy and popular Rembrandtsplein in Amsterdam
and in a slightly quieter end of the square

a bench, of sorts, to write some postcards

a bench, or six, with people on them for Jude's October Bench Series

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Glenn Gould

a life sized bronze sculpture of pianist and composer Glenn Gould outside the CBC studios
1999, by Ruth Abernathy
for Jude's October Bench Series: people or things on benches

Gould was an eccentric man who did not make public appearances. He also did not like physical contact and always dressed in heavy layers of clothes and gloves.

He died exactly 33 years ago on
the 4th of October, 1982 at age 50.

Sunday, September 27, 2015


another TTC subway station bench. this one is in Museum Station
where you can look out on this
... it was a bizarrely quiet moment when I took this!
a final metal bench for Jude's September Bench Series

horse and barn

for the Barn Collective

Monday, September 21, 2015


details from a slightly disturbing mural from Rochester

Monday Mural

Sunday, September 20, 2015

barn with woodpile

for the Barn Collective


a bench in front of the Fergus Library. Note the thistle in the middle - Fergus is the home of the Scottish Highland Games and has strong Scottish roots.

for Jude's metal bench series

Sunday, September 13, 2015


This bench in the NOTA area of Rochester blends in nicely with the wall of tiles.
NOTA - Neighbourhood Of The Arts

for Jude's Metal Bench Series and Lesley's signs, signs

Sunday, September 6, 2015

bird's nest

artistic benches as public art started appearing along the hydro corridor path in Burlington
this one is by Ibrahim Rashid, entitled 'bird's nest'.

fly on over to Jude's Bench Series for other metal benches

Saturday, September 5, 2015

long view

a newer barn for the Barn Collective

Monday, August 31, 2015

Sunday, August 30, 2015

circles and squares

a sofa bench (sans cushions)
for Jude's August colourful bench series, (this one could also be for September's metal benches)

Monday, August 24, 2015

behind the weeds

another Rochester mural - or what can be seen of it

Sunday, August 23, 2015

in need of colour

for the Barn Collective


a floating red bench on the platform at the Spadina subway station in Toronto
for Jude's colourful bench series

Thursday, August 20, 2015

hot benches

Sauble Beach has some colourful benches. It was a very hot day when I was there, so no one was sitting on these ones!

for Judes colourful bench series

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