Single Shot Monday: Up, Up, Up…

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Not the good, salty kind.

Paint chips.

It’s all about the yellow.

Mellow yellow.

Golden yellow.

Meringue, which I always thought of as white.

Um, no.


At least in the world of paint chips.

The entire cave-like, vampire-ish first floor of the casa is being painted yellow and white, as soon as I can decide on the variations on yellow.

Sounds like a symphony.

A symphony of yellow.

I’m excited. In a color-induced, stressed-out, yellow coma kinda way.

It’s taken me all summer spring and summer to settle on the big Y.

It was the fretting.

Fretting sucks that paint chip decision into a vortex.

I had to look up, up, up to get this shot of yellow goodness.

You know you want to click it bigger.

And Monday floats in on cloud of Meringue.

No, wait. Honey Infusion.

No, no, no. Make that September Morning.

Pulls hair and exits left.


Single Shot Monday: Braided…

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On a walk along the shores of Lake Ontario one evening last week, I came upon these grasses and weeds.

What struck me was the flattened grasses between the plants. It looks as if they’ve been braided.

That’s it.

That’s all I’ve got today.

I think I have a category for that.

Oh, yeah.

Big Fat Zero.

And that’s how Monday rolled in today… on a big, fat zero.

I got nuthin’.


Close Shot Friday 064

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Park Your Pet Here.

Go ahead. Click it bigger.

Across from the vehicle parking area, just in front of the Evergreen Garden Market at Evergreen Brick Works.

I totally wanted to park my pet, but the G-Pup was home in slacker mode.

I can see a little goat next to an ostrich next to an…

Yeah. That’s the shot I want.

TGIF, baby.

You know what to do. Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1…


Close Shot Friday 063

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I call it…

The Assist.

Yesterday, we took a little field trip, had a little roadmance. We visited the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto. I had never been before.

Evergreen Brick Works is an environmental community centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably.

That is how they describe themselves on their visitor’s guide map.

The Don Valley Brick Works, before it closed in 1984, manufactured millions of bricks a year for use in Canada’s construction industry. It was a captain of brick industry.

I went to photograph the kilns with G-Man, but there is so much more there.

We visited the Evergreen Garden Market, part of the Weston Family Quarry Garden and Don Valley Brick Works Park, the Koerner Gardens, and Café Belong.

Weekends are when it’s happening. Lots of activities going on. There’s a Wild Blueberry Festival this Sunday I’ve got my eye on.

If you’re near the Greater Toronto Area — GTA — don’t miss this hidden gem.

I’ll be posting more shots later.

You’ll just have to make do with that close shot for now.

TGIF, baby. You know what to do.

Meet you in the bar in 3…2…1…