Wednesday, January 26, 2022

A Republic In The City

The Republic of Rathnelly is a small neighbourhood of around 250 houses east of Avenue Rd & west of Casa Loma. They have fought development along Avenue Rd as well as fighting against the Spadina Expressway which would have cut through the centre of the city. The neighbourhood declared themselves a republic and appointed a queen and they have all kinds of community activities during 'normal' times.

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

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Looking Through The Screen

We had a load of snow fall last week and this was the view out onto my deck taken through the patio door and the screen. There was a good foot of snow piled against the door but I like the pattern that the screen created in the image. That little bump towards the left is my snowman who is 36" high and all that you can see is a bit of his hat.

Monday, January 24, 2022

Butterfly Shadows

 There are a lot of garage doors in the city painted with butterflies of all sorts. Sometimes whole long laneways have butterflies on most doors. This one is a bit unusual in that it looks like the shadows of the butterflies are passing over the bright patterns. I like it.

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

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Snowy Boughs

 We had a lot of snow this week but this shot was taken on a morning when we had a gentle light snow leaving all the trees with a nice dusting of white.

Saturday, January 22, 2022


I was at James Gardens on a very sunny cool day and the angle of the winter sun was really reflecting nicely off the heads of the male Mallards so of course I shot a whole load of pics to try to get some great green showing. But of course they don't stay still for long so I had a lot of duds. I like this one and also I like seeing his little foot below the water. 

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

Friday, January 21, 2022

Home In The Annex

I've always liked this large home in the Annex neighbourhood which was probably built as a single family dwelling but is now divided up into a few flats. I think it is likely interesting inside.

Thursday, January 20, 2022


I spotted this metal plane and its wonderful shadow in a gallery and couldn't resist a shot.