Posts Tagged: toronto music garden

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.

masts

I forgot to charge my phone (and workday camera) and it died at lunchtime today, and so again I was out after supper to find my daily photo.  Thursday night, lots to do at home, so I don't want to go far; but I've been down in the harbour and associated gardens plenty.  I'm walking around waiting for something to ask to be photographed, and something does.  Masts.

Lines.  Shapes.  Sky.  All gave me pleasure today.

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Caught a plane taking off from the island airport. One of the things I love about being down here is the happy mesh of transportation sources – planes, ships, ferries, streetcars, canoes, taxis, sailboats, bicycles, skateboards, feet… Despite all that it's a peaceful feeling.  Maybe it appeals to my inherent restlessness.

lightposts and lilacs

 

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That little fella was posing – or his attention was on the big, raucus bird party going on in those trees.

 

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You can't imagine what it smelled like to walk by this wall of late blooming lilacs. No you can't.

 

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Beautiful, gothic looking lampost in the Toronto Music Garden.

 

This morning before work I make my breakfast and enjoy it, and then my lunch because I didn't make it last night.  Before I put my makeup on and get dressed I finish loading the dishwasher and run it and clean those last few un-dishwasherable things in the sink and sip my coffee with pleasure. 

I go to the gym over a late lunch, even though we had a meeting at noon and technically that was lunch.

I shop a little on the way home.  It's hot, and I'm glad to get in.  I try a new recipe for cauliflower fritters and decide I might try them again but with certain changes, like ditching the garlic and adding some onion and something bitey like mustard and/or chili powder. While the things are cooking I sort the laundry and throw a load in.

I don't have today's picture yet so after I've cooked and eaten, I go for a walk over to the Toronto Music Garden.  It's much changed from the two weeks since I've been there last – plants are spilling everywhere and there's a rowdy bird party going on in the trees.  I shoot a bunch of shots, and decide I should walk back home and then wonder, why?  Why leave a garden in a hurry?

When I do get home I go down to the parking garage where my bike is sitting in many layers of dust and dirt.  I give it a good washing down and pump up the tires and I'm tempted to take it for a spin but I'm thinking of the shape of my kitchen after the new recipe tryout and the laundry that needs to be transitioned from washer to hanger-up thingy or dryer.

I deal with the laundry and I clean up the kitchen and take a shower and sit down to sort out the photos.  I'm glad I didn't take too many. 

Suddenly it's bedtime and again I didn't get around to visiting blogs or responding to comments on mine and I STILL didn't shorten those pants, and my place STILL looks a mess.  But one couldn't fault me for not stopping to smell the roses.  And tomorrow's another day.

friday part two

 

 

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Looking into the Harbour from the Toronto Music Garden. Near Queens Quay and Spadina.

 

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Maypole sculpture. Toronto Music Garden, near Queens Quay and Spadina.

 

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Super Moon rising over Lake Ontario. Toronto's Harbourfront.

The problem with posting early in the day is that you might find some great images later!  After dinner Ceri and I take a walk, first in the Toronto Music Garden, and then over to the Harbourfront Centre.  I don't need to tell you it was a beautiful evening.

 

earth day colour…

…in the Toronto Music Garden, off Queens Quay, between Spadina and Bathurst.

Happy Earth Day.  I hope you found colour in your world too.

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mr. rabbit shows up on earth day

Today, in honour of Earth Day, I go for a walk and spend some time mostly in the Toronto Music Garden near my home.  It's gratifying to find the place coming alive in every corner.  And I hate to think that we have snow forecasted for the next few days. 

No, I'm not kidding.  April Fools Day was 22 days ago.  But nature isn't as delicate as you might think either.  I'm sure it'll be okay in the end.

When I get to the Music Garden, the first thing that greets me is pink.  I'm reminded of a book we enjoyed when my kids were small:

Mr Rabbit and the Lovely PresentIn that book, a girl is looking for a gift for her mother.  Mr. Rabbit helps her, in his indirect way, and in the end she gives her mother a most beautiful birthday gift of colour, which she found in nature.

Yeah, I thought of that book today.

 

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pink

 

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blue

 

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yellow

 

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red

 

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green

Happy Earth Day.  Whatever season you're in, I hope you're noticing the colour around you.

 

red sky at night is a sailor’s delight

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Tug and sky. Looking towards the airport at Queens Quay and Lower Spadina.

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Sky and Clouds. Queens Quay and Lower Spadina, Toronto

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Bush and Sky. Queens Quay and Lower Spadina, Toronto.

Friday night.  I got home laden with bags full of fruit, Italian Wedding soup fixings and wine and realised I hadn't taken a photo today.  I go across the street and figure the sky is a good a subject as any.  Wouldn't you agree?