Thursday, March 5, 2015

Strong Fence

This house with its turret is directly across the road from Casa Loma and the very substantial fence always has me wondering whether there is some connection to the Casa since it sits between it and the stables belonging to Casa Loma. The towers just visible over the middle section of the fence belong to the stables which are connected to the main building by a long underground tunnel. I took this pic of the fence and retaining wall in January before we got any snow and before it turned extremely cold!
Taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Blog 5th Birthday!

It's hard to believe but it is 5 years ago today that I started Occasional Toronto and I have only missed 2 days towards the beginning when my wonder dog passed away. I have loved everyday of it and can't imagine not doing a post and not visiting all my blog friends each day. So here is a visual treat to share - it was a tiramisu treat in a chocolate cup with a biscotti on top!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE for more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Spring Occupancy Delayed

The lovely bird's nest I showed you a week ago was covered with snow as I walked by during a bit of snow fall. I think spring may be delayed here this year as the Great Lakes have a lot more ice cover than normal and the jet stream doesn't seem to want to give us any warmth with our temperatures being way below normal. The dark spots on the pic are snow flakes!

Monday, March 2, 2015

"One More Wave ..."

I'm back into my archives for this mural by Elicser which i found along a laneway bordering a parkette on Dundas St W. In the left bottom corner you can see "it's almost dark, one more wave then we go in". I'd rather be surfing than going through more of this cold winter weather but hopefully spring will soon arrive.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Theme Day - Ageing

The March theme for the City Daily Photo blog community is ageing and rather than a self portrait, I present this old delivery truck which was spotted in the Distillery District and may have been used to deliver some of the local liquor. It is probably from the 1940s and the years look to have been hard on the old thing!
To see more samples of Ageing from around the world click HERE.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

House Revisited

I first showed you this house last August (here) when it was lovely in its summer garden setting. I went by last week and took a drive-by shot with the car window rolled down just enough to point the camera at it and I still really like it. When you see a blue sky like that in winter you know it must be cold and it sure was!

Friday, February 27, 2015

King Of Lovbots

I seem to keep running into versions of the Lovbots around town since first seeing one of the original concrete ones back in 2013. This paste-up one was spotted on a wall in the Annex a while ago but somehow I forgot to post him! To see other Lovbots click on the label below.