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rainy king street on a walk to work

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misty

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When I was a little girl, I was enchanted with a foggy morning.  Mist, with it's silvery, lavenderish cast, was more beautiful than the sunniest of June days. I would run to school imagining I was an angel running amongst the clouds, filled with energy as if the close air enveloped me with some new and everlasting oxygen. 

The fog still calls to me and I still go half expecting to find another world.

 

nuit blanche 2012

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People observing. David Pecaut Square

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Skylum – in the CBC Broadcast Centre Atrium

Toronto's Nuit Blance, 2012.  In which we go out at bedtime and find art in the city.  And lots and lots of people.

monitor the well

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I say it often to the folks who take my classes:  don't ignore the things that inspire you, even if you don't know why they are making you feel inspired.  Maybe, even years later, it'll be the missing puzzle piece.

rose coloured glasses

view over brunch

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Saturday brunch on a patio.  What does one do when thinking about the quickly diminishing summer and wondering how many more outdoor meals there are in a year?

Look up!

bright sun and a bright comedienne

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Out for a walk, taking a break from the office this afternoon.  At first I'm chilled from sitting in air conditioning all day; but I'm perspiring before long – the sun is bright and hot.  

I'd like to say I wander aimlessly, but really I point my compass away from the humanity crowding the sidewalks.  At one point, I walk into Lombard Street, also named "Gilda Radner Way" after Gilda's Club.  I'm enamoured with this particular building, which turns out to be the College of Makeup Art and Design, and as much with the sun playing on the building's fascade.  

labour day: baseball, harbour cruise

It's Labour Day – the last luscious Monday off in the summer.  We spend it doing more Toronto stuff.  First we hook up with my girls and take in a ball game.  The Jays lose, but it's still a good game.  Then we take a harbour cruise in the tall ship Kajama.  The day is sunny and breezy and perfect.  I can't imagine we could have spent it better.

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Three generations in front of us enjoying the Seventh Inning Stretch, singing Take Me Out to the Ball Game…
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Out for a cruise aboard Kajama

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Ceri and Toronto

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Look! Our Captain was Prince Harry. No, he didn't get naked.

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late summer

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Monday night and a gentle walk in the Harbour and the Toronto Music Garden.  The season is changing – the birds are gathering and readying for migration, vegetation is ripening, and a few leaves are already beginning to fall.  If I didn't love this time of year so much, I might start mourning the summer in advance of its leaving us.

ride and reflect

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Road Trip Part Two:  Homeward.  In which we reflect on our family and all we're grateful for.  Another stellar weekend – Lucky me.