Single Shot Monday: Helianthus annuus

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I can’t think of anything more perfect for the first day of September.

Whenever I cruise the farm markets and I spy Helianthus annuus — and isn’t that a mouthful — I simply have to have a clutch.

In Canada and the United States, we celebrate the labourer today.

And a good Labour/Labor Day to you all.


Close Shot Friday 066

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You’ll want to click that bigger. Oh, yes. You will.

About town today at Artfest Toronto, this found its way into my viewfinder.

You know my love for trucks runs deep.

And chrome.

Chrome. How I love thee. Let me count the ways.

A perfect start to the long weekend that is Labour/Labor Day.

Whether you’re lucky enough to have chrome on your Friday night cruise of choice or not, drive safely.

And if you should Google “an ode to chrome” like I just did — and who would do that? — you won’t be looking at anything that remotely resembles this grill.

TGIF, baby.

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


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…