Riding a bike is one of my favourite things.
I live in Toronto. I count myself fortunate to be able to ride to work but I also ride everywhere, for anything. I ride in winter, to the shock of friends and family. I ride on vacation and visit bike-minded things, such as the transport museum in Glasgow!
I just love biking and bikes. Always have. There's just something about the bicycle and the freedom and convenience it brings.
June is bike month and so far, in Toronto, a lot of cyclists have died. This fact is too crucial to ignore.Read More
Doing some drive cleanup and came across a photo of the barn still standing.
Oh superlambanana, how I love thee.
Visiting my friend in Liverpool in 2010 I discovered the superlambanana and the smaller lambananas that are scattered throughout the city. I mocked it at first--how absurd. Even as a person in the arts industry, I couldn't see how this would make sense. And then I fell in love.
I encourage you to read and learn more about them here -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Superlambanana -- and try to visit these wonderful creatures in person if you can.
On April 7, 2016, the farmhouse was demolished. It was the last standing structure of the Whitby farm. What a day.
This summer we adopted a cat and this is his first photo shoot.
Taken at the farmhouse in Whitby. Slated for demolition in 2016, so a photoshoot took place in December. More photos to come.
Christmas time is here!
It's been a wild couple of months. From spring to fall, with a trip in between. As I prepare photos from the trip to post, here's one of my favourites from Rome.
Another visit home, to marvellous peonies!
...or perhaps my favourite. October is in competition with May for sure. They're individually months of marked late seasonal changes that bring my favourite things--peonies, lilacs, beautiful greenery versus gorgeous fall colours, a feeling of renewal (despite the death of the greenery) due to school reminisces, and Hallowe'en--my favourite holiday.
This May, and for part of June, I get to live in the Annex as I cat-sit, which invites me to explore the beautiful neighbourhood which apparently is full of lilacs!
It's been quite a long time since I've sat down and written anything for this blog. Life has been busy but I feel like now a little more time has opened up so I hope to get back to writing in this thing more.
This weekend I toured Toronto aimlessly (okay, with one aim...to see the High Park cherry blossoms). It started with a streetcar ride to the west end to pick up my bike, and then a quick trip to The Annex to meet someone. That turned into a prompt visit to The Gap to buy a lighter shirt (the navy t-shirt and jeans combo wasn't working for me under the strong summer-like sun), and traveling along the Dupont-then-Davenport bike lanes into The Junction. My search for magazines brought me to the Shopper's in the Bloor West Village before finally descending onto High Park. It was great to see so much of the city, especially as I tend to fall into a admittedly nice east end routine of work (Riverdale) with evenings at home (Upper Beach). After meeting John at CBC downtown we took the GO to Danforth station to save me a 40 min bike ride home. I had ridden from 12pm-7pm and loved every minute of it but it was time for rest. Here are some photos from the day:
"Buying the Farm, Building a Subdivision", a great article of photos by photographer Scott Strazzante. Interesting juxtaposition between the farm and the subdivision that replaced it. https://twitter.com/JamesEstrin/status/534584518397919232