Thursday, 5 April 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

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, 4 April 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

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Very early Easter Blooms

Cherry Blossoms



Forsythia and white Violets

Grape Hyacinth


Cherry Blooms and Forsythia at my home



King Alfred Daffodils


Woodland Violets

These are all pictures from March 24th 2012, We had been threw a week of mid 20s o C temps. It was incredible, The one day reached 29 o C. So what did this mean for us... well, a very early bloom season for our spring flowers, probably the earliest ever. So as Easter approaches we will have beautiful spring flowers, for this our most Holy day. However it can be the disaster for our fruit tree crops. many are in bloom including mine, but it is too early and frost just may damage them.

a March moment at my home

It has been a year since I last posted any thing but I am back. I am looking forward to doing it again and to get back at it. Truth is I got caught up in face book games and in general just busy with many projects at the same time.Also I have been at work so much more than I was a year ago. So now here we go and I hope you all enjoy the future posts to come

This pic was taken on March 24 2012 here in the Niagara Region of Canada. This is very rare here about three weeks early for us to see a Forsythia in bloom.