Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Little Red House

I've passed by this wee red bird house several times and finally stopped for a pic on a sunny day. I really like the tone of red. And in the background you can see one of the ever present goal nets which are moved out into the streets for a game of street hockey although this one looks as if it may have been involved in a soccer game.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Changes

The Lawrence Ave mural moves into the scary parts as we go along to the left. We have left the peace of the sea and entered the city which then becomes industrialized and produces air pollution and finally the city seems to be tilting and falling into disrepair. I wonder if the people in the house visible above this section were some of the ones who complained about the mural? 
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Walrus

This is another of the soapstone sculptures from the collection at the Vets Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. It was carved in 1970 by the artist Shorby. Nice isn't it?

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Just Hanging Around

There seem to more and more of these Downy Woodpeckers in the city especially this winter since it hasn't been very cold yet. I hear them in the trees even in the centre of town and they are very frequent visitors to any suet feeders that are about. This girl was busy looking for insects on a fairly warm day last week so it was hard to catch her being still and I shot the pic through a window so it is a bit fuzzy. They are quite nice birds and will sit really close to your head while you fill a feeder for them - just a wee bit impatient.
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, February 5, 2016

A Little Toronto Library

I was driving along and spotted this Little Free Library with the nice red door and pulled over for a shot. Only when I got close did I see that it has been painted with a Toronto skyline theme including the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre where our Toronto Blue Jays baseball team plays. And I picked up a book!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Another Grand Gate

This is another section of the fence that runs along Bayview Ave and which surrounds the Glendon College campus of York University. You can see the W in the centre of the gate signifying that this had been the estate belonging to E. R. Wood when the fence was built in the 1920s.
Taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

"Wake Up England"

Yet another of the WWI posters from the Vet's Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre this one really puts across the message that more soldiers are needed to help in the fight. There is a little damage on this one but considering it is from 1914 it is in good shape.
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.