Saturday, September 24, 2022

A Gathering


 Last week I could hear a lot of bird noise outside and looked out to see this large gathering of Starlings on a nearby cell phone tower. The nearby tree was also full of them as they all chattered away at each other. There was a steady stream of them coming and going for quite a while.

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

Friday, September 23, 2022

Here Today


I went by a local park one day and everything was normal. I went by the next day around noon and this was in the middle of the grass and the surrounding streets had pylons reserving all the parking spots. I went by the next day at noon and the carousel was down and loaded onto a big truck. A film crew must have been doing night shots. Kids were playing all around in the park and ignoring it.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

A City Waterfall


This wall of water was found on one of the exterior walls of a new condo tower in the Yorkville neighbourhood. On a hot summer day the sound of falling water was quite nice but I'm hoping they may add some planting along the sidewalk to soften the look a bit. What do you think?

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Fantasy & Nature


This is a poster for a show at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) featuring the beasts of nature and how they have inspired stories and folklore through the ages. It sounds intriguing don't you think.

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

An Urban Tree


A nearby condo was built right along the train tracks and they were required to install this very high and thick wall to protect the condos from a possible train derailment. I was pleased to see that the inside of the wall has been decorated with a series of these trees and lots of plantings including real trees. I love the wee yellow bird on the tree.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Hanging At The Park


 This is another of the murals spotted during the mural event in Yorkville a few weeks ago. The artist for this one is Jenn Kitagawa and it was sponsored by Stella Artois which was one of the sponsors for the whole event. The artist called it "Park Hang" which we all like to do in the summer.

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

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Some Welcome Shade


 This is a shot of one section of Yorkville Park which is a small park just off Bloor St. The park is heavily used and this section gives a bit of shade and a place to sit for a while and rest up after shopping in all the high end stores in the area. Not every person was on a phone.