Monday, May 14, 2012

Leslie Spit's Mothers Day

The sunny weather brought many out.

Mothers Day gifts on the Spit.

It's a gift to ride through a city landscape to Nature's pure essence.

The Apple trees were bursting in pink . . .

their awakening floral beauty for new life to prosper.

What began in the late 1950s due to Toronto's downtown growth Leslie's Spit
 is an oasis for many. It is now called Tommy Thomspon Park.

Where you spirits lift easy.

Where you can find a spot to rest and watch life go by . . .

Or get close and see swan come up to visit. 

Several Orioles flew down in front of us. Camouflaged by the shrubbery,
only this photo captured his presence.

Every 5 minutes another visitor would go by.

The day was a buzz with activity, some worked on their homes. 

Looking out the Cormorant community curtained our view of the CN tower.

Moving slowly along last years stems . . .

while others tasting objects tossed back from the waters.

Basking in the sun's warmth on the peninsula's south side.

A day to cherish and share. Gifts in every direction.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Earth gifts on Earth Day

Nature's beauty above

Nature's beauty ahead

Nature's beauty rising

Nature's beauty hiding

Nature's beauty perching

Nature's beauty trickling along

Nature's beauty sprouting

Nature's beauty in brilliant green

Nature's beauty in great age

Nature's beauty in shadows

Nature's beauty in many colours

Nature's beauty in organic sculpture

Nature's beauty in wild marigolds

Nature's beauty collected and clustered

Nature's beauty left alone

Nature's beauty relentless

Nature's beauty shares stories

Nature's beauty transforms

Nature's beauty gives us life

Monday, April 09, 2012

Cherry Blossoms awaken New beginnings

Easter weekend blossoms the life of the Cherry trees.
Here's Sunday's photo on a cloudy day.

Here is my Monday photo on a sunny day somewhere else.
This time in a park and not a lane way.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

At the right place at the right time

Hanging out somewhere for a while can gift you the most magical moments.

It was a Sunday of unfolding beauty.

To capture so many bees feeding in one photo was my final gift. May you enjoy as well.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Observing Eye

Summer days are rich with life as the day light hours allow garden growth and harvest time for Bees.  Riding my bike through the city awakens my observing eye for the beauty that surrounds.

In another garden I saw this dazzling pink burst of color.  Nature's gift are bountiful. My father loved his Lilies in his garden.  I planted my first one after he passed on.  Every year when it's bright yellow petal's open I am reminded of him.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Our path of magic

This hot summer's day brought with it a special gift of life. My brother brought the insect to my attention which was at the foot of the table, while visiting my Mother at her home. I had never seen such a creature before, and I was totally moved by it's presence. It looked to be a homoptera but I did not know much more than that. 
It was not until we were driving down the road later that I realized it was a nymph cicada.  Several years ago I picked an adult cicado up from the side of the road.  It's buzzing wings tickled and I was so happy as I had always dreamed of holding a live one.  Today I was blessed again, as this time to meet a Cicada in it's nymph stage. This insect lives most of it's life in the nymph stage underground feeding on the juices of roots. For me this insect represents life's magic of transformation and evolution.  A powerful symbol I like to embrace along with hugging trees.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Canada Day

We lay our roots deep within the social strata and identify our lives in this place called home. We collect objects to express ourselves for comfort and identity. 

Earlier this week I was walking with a friend and spotted this apartment with our flag hanging.  Every morning when I shower to cleanse I am reminded of our countries wealth of natural resources. Gratitude is a daily ritual in my life. Sending out the love to you all where ever you happen to be on today's  Canada Day celebration.