Sunday, September 22, 2019

Giant Flower

Cold-hardy Hibiscus plants are perennial and have been flowering here for the last few months and will continue until the frost hits. Also known as Rose Mallow, some like this one are the size of a dinner plate!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Population Recovery?

I have seen more Monarch Butterflies this year than I have in ages. It seems that every time I go outside there is one fluttering about often quite high in the air and heading south. Off to Mexico I hope! 
Taking part in Saturday's Critters. Click HERE to see more creatures from around the world.

Friday, September 20, 2019


While wandering around the U of Toronto campus I stopped to take a pic of the Soldiers' Tower at Hart House and found that I was photo-bombed by the CN Tower visible from down by Lake Ontario. The Soldiers' Tower was built to commemorate the members of the university who gave up their lives in the two World Wars and has their names listed as well as a carillon up top.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Another View

This is a view of yesterday's Jackman Law Building taken from the far left corner of the structure showing the courtyard and mature trees that have been protected throughout the construction. It is very hard to get permission in Toronto to cut down a tree and one must put up protective fencing to protect them or face large fines if they are injured during the building process.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Law School

The Jackman Law Building at U of Toronto was finished in 2016 and consolidates various departments that were spread across the campus. Designed by Hariri Pontarini Architects, this curved wall follows the exact curve of the neighbouring road. I'll show you another view tomorrow.  
Taking part in Signs, Signs. Click HERE to see more signs from around the world.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Golden Ceiling

This is the ceiling in the rotunda of the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) just inside the newly restored entrance on University Ave. The mosaic is composed of a million squares of Venetian glass which were individually cut from thousands of larger sheets of glass. The words in the middle say "May all men know his work".

Monday, September 16, 2019

Watching You

While wandering along Dundas St W I happened upon this horned creature painted by Birdo. It looks like it has been here for a while since parts of the mural have started to peel but you can still see the wonderful style of the artist. Click on the Birdo label below to see more of his work.  
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.