Thursday, June 30, 2011

a mess of contrails

On a clear, crisp summer's morning, a mess of contrails over Burlington Bay and Hamilton


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

X is for xxx

The XXX symbol is three St. Andrew’s Crosses in white on a black stripe on a red background.
St. Andrew was a fisherman who lived in the 1st Century AD and was said to have been crucified on an X-shaped cross. The Amsterdam XXX symbol dates back to the year 1505 when the city was a fisherman’s town, so the coat of arms was established as the symbol for the city itself and it also flew as a flag on all ships registered in Amsterdam.

ABC Wednesday
signs, signs

 above photo taken from this sign for the                          Amsterdam Bridge on the waterfront in Toronto

you may need to click on sign to embiggen if you want to read it

Monday, June 27, 2011


“Architecture is the reaching out for the truth.” 
~Louis Kahn

My World Tuesday

Friday, June 24, 2011

white calm

"But calm, white calm, was born into a swan"
~Elizabeth Coatsworth
this is the family from this post

Scenic Sunday

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

hawking the siding

Abandonned in a field in Niagara, 
a spot of colour and a 
hawk watches

signs, signs

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

W is for William Travilla

three dresses designed by William Travilla
THE dress, designed by William Travilla, Marilyn Monroe's pleated 'subway' dress (from Billy Wilder's 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch) that sold recently for 4.6million (US) flanked by the red sequined dress (from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) that sold for 1.2million (US) with another dress that was apparently leant to Marilyn in the foreground.

ABC Wednesday

Saturday, June 18, 2011

from the 11th floor

with a zoom...

'enhanced' from iphoto
'auto-fix' from Picasa
 'HDRish' from Picasa

I can no longer see the Burlington Skyway and the [Burlington Canal] Lift Bridge from my window due to the ever growing trees. So I had to visit a friend who lives a little higher up. The mornings have been a bit misty and dull though, so I had to alter the photos to bring out the colours. This is what happened.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

enjoying the view

It is late afternoon as the clouds move in over Lake Ontario and these people enjoy 
the view over Spencer Smith Park in Burlington.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

a longer view

of yesterday's post, 
this time with the old bailey bridge over Grindstone Creek.

Sunday Bridges

Saturday, June 11, 2011

breakfast for one

While the swan sits on her nest, waiting....
the heron's wait is over 
score, one fishy thing, good to eat.


Friday, June 10, 2011

in the loo

Weekend in Black and White                                                                       Weekend Reflections

Thursday, June 9, 2011

high lights

Space and light and order. 
These are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.

~ Le Corbusier

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

U is for underpass

a bright, shiny, new underpass,
under the railway tracks

Monday, June 6, 2011


"Flowers bring to a liberall and gentlemanly minde the remembrance of honestie, comelinesse and all kindes of virtues." 
John Gerard 

for My World Tuesday the greenhouse at Spadina House Museum

Saturday, June 4, 2011

step up

these bridges are part of an exercise area in a park

please don't eat the dandelions

goose in a field of dandelions
mmmm good!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

a light on the sea

The glory of ships is an old, old song,
since the days when the sea-rovers ran
In their open boats through the roaring surf,
and the spread of the world began;
The glory of ships is a light on the sea,
and a star in the story of man
~ Henry Van Dyke

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


this has long been my 
favourite street name.
a small street in The Beaches,
I couldn't decide which end to use,
so here is both!

signs, signs

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