Friday, January 13, 2017

Bronze fountain features. I so enjoy these, this pic was taken this summer at the pond. they stand at 2 meters in height.
September last year was a lovely month. I was fortunate to get a lot of hummingbirds to the feeders. Here is one of them. This Lady was a regular. Funny how you get to know individual birds after a while.

Saturday, January 7, 2017


Two winter pics of the back yard a couple of weeks ago. It really was a lovely view of the gardens. As it was nice to see the snow again. The snow is now gone, but ever so cold, -9 o C to-day. Any way Merry Christmas from the Julian Calendar on this lovely cold January 07, 2017 day 
This is of course the beautiful Asia, she has been here before in the past on this Blog, and is doing very well. She would rather do with out winter but it is what it is. She does point out that Spring is just a few short weeks away, about 7 or 8 weeks to go

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

this is one lovely flower this year, it has 6 buds in total, and of course two in bloom at the moment. A little late for Christmas, but what a treat.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

I am back, I have been gone for awhile, poor health busy with other things and in truth lost interest in it for a time. But here I am. So lets see where this journey leads me
 Christmas is over, and the New Year is here now, So every thing is getting put away for yet another year. the colour for the year was Green and Blue. all this stuff was on one tree.


 The house a week before Christmas. No snow and the temps where mild, even had a few rain days


 Since I last posted a few years ago this is a new addition to the house, it is a Breakfast nook. So I put the tree in here and did the decorating in this area. It was a great idea. It looked like Christmas but nothing was in the way.

 The Christmas tree this year completed Large Poinsettia and the tree is 2.5 meters high. I like how it turned out.

This is a big old Christmas cactus, now in full bloom. I will take another in the next few days and give you all a better look at it;


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Toronto, a few of the down-town towers

 The big red boy here is Scotia Tower, To the roof top it is the second tallest building in Canada, it is close to 300 meters in height.

 This is a view of Toronto from the square in front of the City Hall. The tall white tower is First Canadian Place and is 350 meters in height. When constructed in the mid 1970's it was the tallest building in the world outside of  New York, and Chicago. To the far left is the old City Hall, now a court house.

 The centre Building in this pic is the almost completed Trump Tower. It is the second tallest building in Toronto when including the antenna. Trump sure counts it in !!!!

 These two towers are the Royal Bank of Canada, and the BCE Place Tower. Both buildings were built in the late 1980's. The RBC building is the worlds largest Gold infused glass building in the world.. It was done to save money on heating and cooling of the building. The gold long ago paid for it self.

 the Sky line from City Hall again.Here is a good view of the old City Hall to the left, and the city core in the centre.

 This is Trump Tower Toronto, Canada's second tallest building. It just opened it's doors last month

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Lastly First Canadian Place, This building had the distinction of not only being the tallest building out side the USA, but also had more Marble on it then any other building in the world till last year. Canadian winters are not good for marble. The siding was breaking down and parts of it feel off a few times. Worse this beautiful building started to look like a patch work of old and dirty marble and new clean replacements. Hence the building received a new surface made of glass and is almost completed.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Cherry Tree beside my House

 This tree is just incredible, The flowers are a soft pink. It frames up the front side of the house beautifully. There is a Forsythia as well just behind it in this picture in full bloom as well.

another pic, but the flowers on the Cherry is showing up better. This Cherry Tree is grafted to give it the water fall effect.

My Plum Tree blooming three weeks early

 The Plum Tree is at the back door of the house, right now what a treat to see it when leaving the house

 It is a  Burbank Plum in flower, It is just beautiful, The fruit ripens in mid August and well worth the wait.

A close up of one cluster of flowers