walking and beauty splashed all over a weekend

Over the weekend Ceri and I spent a good deal of time walking around.  We did the forty minute walk back and forth between each other’s places a number of times; at one point yesterday taking the long way around to stop and have the big brunch and $3 Caesars by the lake as we did a few weeks ago. (Justified of course by all the walking.)

Saturday we met up for lunch downtown after he’d spent a few hours in the office and I got a very happy re-blonding of my blonde.  We managed to make it through the throngs at Yonge-Dundas Square pretty much unscathed and lunched at a brew pub looking down from the second floor into Yonge Street and for a little while, the Occupy Toronto protest making a pass-through.

Yesterday we strolled around his beautiful and historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood, a place of enormous riches for someone who seeks out beauty in the corners of a city.  The thing I love about living in the heart of a big city is that there is always some new inspiration, some new splash of colour or interesting character to stimulate the imagination.  It’s particularly easy to find these things in neighbourhood gems like this one.  Ceri was ever patient as I stopped every minute or so to be inspired once again through my camera’s lens.

As we stood outside the lovely façade of an old bookstore looking through the window at the cacophony of stacks and piles that simply could not bear the slightest bit of organization or categorization, I said “I believe your neighbourhood is going to have to be beautiful thing number seventy-six.”

Japanese maple
Jason george

We weren't sure if the bicycle cops had to do with the Occupy Toronto protesters camped out a number of blocks away, or a potential going out of control of unruly children and their parents making their way downtown to see the Santa Claus parade.



  1. Susannah November 22, 2011

    Wonderful pictures! It sounds like you had a lovely weekend too. 🙂

  2. Jennifer November 22, 2011

    Thank you! Sounds like you did too – will be over to check it out!

  3. Marilyn November 24, 2011

    Beauty splashed all over the weekend is fabulous. I am going to carry that thought – beauty splashed over days/places – with me.
    Love your photos here, plus your words on this and your previous post. Beauty is splashed all over your words also.

  4. Jennifer November 24, 2011

    I suspect you’ll have no problem carrying that around – your window on the beauty in your world is unforgettable.
    I’m most honoured you should say there is beauty in the words. Thank you Marilyn.

  5. Selma November 24, 2011

    I don’t know what I would do without your observations of beauty. You raise me up, you really do xxx

  6. Jennifer November 24, 2011

    And I don’t think I’d write in this space if it weren’t for friends like you visiting. I’m glad you’re back Selma, and hope you’re recovering happily and steadily.

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