Monday, September 28, 2020

Thunderbird And Turtle

This is part of another mural from the same community centre as last week's mural. Done by Indigenous artist Philip Cote, this one shows a Thunderbird and Turtle. I have shown you some of his work in the past. I'm not expert enough to be able to accurately tell you the significance of these symbols in the culture so won't try. Next week I will show you the rest.   

Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, September 27, 2020


I hadn't been by the old Honest Ed's site for a while so ventured down for a peek. There are several rental high-rises being built as part of the complex which results in a lot of cranes at work. I'm not quite sure how they avoid hitting each other. It would be fun to sit and watch them at work one day.

Saturday, September 26, 2020


 This Red-Tail Hawk had caught a pigeon and proceeded to land on a pole just about 20 ft from my roof deck. I didn't see the beginning of the episode but saw him as he enjoyed his dinner but if you look closely he was being dive-bombed by wasps and eventually he gave up and flew off leaving part of the carcass behind. Nature.  

Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, September 25, 2020

An Urban Marker

This structure called an Inukshuk is found on the grounds of the Veterans Centre at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. The Inukshuk is a traditional directional marker used by the Inuit in the Arctic regions to point the way to home or hunting grounds. Today they can be found all over Canada. This one has been given a lovely base of flowers to surround it.

Thursday, September 24, 2020


 I was out for a walk and spotted this car and then noticed that all of the trim and even the chair on the front porch of this house had been painted to match the colour of the car. I wonder which came first?

Wednesday, September 23, 2020


 Walking along the ravine that I showed you last week I spotted this sign, another one attempting to get dog owners to keep their dogs on leash. Hopefully the signs are helping a bit with some people.  

Taking part in Signs 2. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Retro Flashback

These colourful chairs were a common sight outside motels across Canada in the 50s. I found some this week and they are still made in Canada by the same company. It was a hard decision as to which colours to get but I am pleased with these two. Now I can only hope that we get a few warm days this fall to use them!