Saturday, July 4, 2015

Blossom Time

I showed you this Catalpa tree back in May (HERE) when it had no leaves but I wanted you to see how it leans over Davenport Rd. I've been watching it a few times a week since to catch it when its flowers opened. About a week ago it finally blossomed and it looks gorgeous! It had been entered in the Great Toronto Tree Hunt to find the finest trees in the city but it didn't win, unfortunately. A tree specialist did come by to check it out and estimated that it is 125 years old and is still very healthy which is good to hear.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Just Fishing

When I walked by the pond in the middle of Wychwood Park I was looking for the turtles that usually are sunning themselves on a log in the middle of the pond but instead found this wonderful Black-Crowned Night Heron who was busy scanning the water for fish! You can even see his long white head plumes that they have during breeding season. It seems he is here for the summer since he has been around for several days now but I'm not sure if the turtles are happy about him using their log! The log has been anchored to keep it in place, hence the ropes. Click HERE to see a pic of the pond from Aug '13 when it was covered in duckweed but you can see the log out in the middle.
Taking part in WEekend Reflections. Click HERE to see more reflections from around the world.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Through The Gate

This gate opens up to a tree-lined walkway into the Wychwood Park neighbourhood which is a private community in the middle of the city. It is private in that the community owns the roads and common areas but it is still open to the public to enter and I often walk there. I've shown many pics that you can see if you click the label below. Tomorrow I will show you what I found this time!
Taking part in Good Fences. Click HERE to see more fences from around the world.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Theme Day - "Upside Down"

The July theme for the City Daily Photo Blog community is Upside Down and I chose this pic which I took back in May and kept to use today. This was taken on the roof deck of the Rotman School of Management at U of Toronto and part of the deck has this reflective cover over it giving us a wonderful reflection and turning the world upside down. That is the Robarts Library across the road in the background.
To see more pics showing Upside Down from around the world, click HERE.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Leafy Library

I happened upon yet another of the Little Free Libraries, this one in the Forest Hill neighbourhood. Someone has gone to the trouble to decorate it nicely and since I took this pic the plants have probably grown around it as our weather has finally warmed up. That makes 6 of these Little Free Libraries that I have found so far!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Obey

This piece is actually titled "Obey Eye" and it was painted on Queen St W in 2014 by American artist Shepard Fairey. Fairey is most well known for his "Hope" poster done of Barack Aboma for the 2008 American elections. He also did another mural here at the same time which I will have to hunt down.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Warm and Dry Inside

The big decision from yesterday's post was made and brunch was done indoors. It did start to rain and even though the canopies were opened wide, it was much nicer inside. It always feels like you have gone to Paris when you eat at Kalendar, one of my favourite restaurants in the city! Love that red wall.