It's blustery and damp. So far, that's what the winter has been: blustery and damp. Cold and clear is pleasant to walk in; blustery and damp gets down through your bones. Despite that, we walk over to the Distillery District to see the annual Christmas Market, and many folks and their families are braving it too. We sip some mulled wine under a patio heater and then check out the vendors in the booths lining the cobbled "streets."
We retreat back westward and land in C'est What for some cosy and a snack.
Walking home later, we've got homemade soup on our minds. Even the CN Tower looks as if it wants to hide under the covers.
The area around the CN Tower is undergoing some change, with the construction of a large aquarium. This little inukshuk is new. I like its face, don't you?
Today I take the day off. I clean my place and do some grocery shopping. Debbie and Mary Jane are coming to town for the weekend. This is going to be good.
Over the dinner hour, all my people arrive. We have snacks and drinks. Then we all walk over to watch the Jays play the Rangers. It's a luscious evening; the dome is open. The Jays win.
It's going to be a good weekend; did I mention that?
Often, when you look up at the CN Tower in the summer, you see those crazy orange people up there embarking on the EdgeWalk. For the record, that's about 1100 feet up. Let the record further state that the EdgeWalk is not in my bucket list.
Gusty, rainy, windy. Tree carnage. Mass umbrella slaughter. I won't even talk about what happened to the CN Tower.
I took some rather moody shots of these vines last March. The other day I noticed how much they're greening up. I love vines in any season, but I'm sure liking that colour. Blue Jays Way near Front Street, Toronto.
Back to work today. Productive, though I'd gotten used to the freedom of that FOUR DAY weekend! Should be back up to speed by Friday. In the meantime, I do like today's photos.
I see these vines all the time and think I'd like to photograph them. Today seemed to be the right day. I love these photos! In life, there is nothing old in sight – it's on Blue Jays Way over the railroad tracks, near the CN Tower and Rogers Centre. Lots of concrete, and some vines. Beauty, everywhere, if you look.
I shot this at six-thirtyish, on the way home today. In a week's time it will look this light at seven-thirtyish. Longer days, more light, spring is coming. It's really coming.