Single Shot Monday: Are Those Leaves…


This will be quick and dirty, because everyone’s on solar eclipse brain.

We were at Evergreen Brick Works for Summer Wednesdays last Wednesday evening. We enjoyed local fare prepared by Forno Cultura — swordfish over roasted vegetables and blueberry crostata cooked in the outdoor wood-fired oven in the Children’s Garden. G-Man and I shared a plate so that, after a stroll, we could sample food truck fare in one of the pavilions, too. Priorities!

There are only two Summer Wednesdays left. We hope to hit one more. FYI ~ 5:30-10:00 p.m. Bringing your own cutlery is recommended. And be prepared to scrape and wash your plate! What fun!!

As I moved effortlessly through the washing station, the man doing oversight said, “I guess you know what you’re doing.” I laughed and said, “I’ve washed a plate or two.” And he replied, “You’d be surprised how many haven’t.”

Ha-ha, ho-ho, hee-hee.

This is part of the Weston Family Quarry Garden and Don Valley Brick Works Park.

It requires further investigation.

And Solar Eclipse Monday is in the house.

Make a memory.


Close Shot Friday… Possibly 103


Not to be confused with Niagara-on-the-Lake. Don’t get me wrong. Both are lovely.

But, but, but…

One is an incredible edible — most of the time. Sometimes an hallucinogen. And sometimes deadly.

The other is a locale. An historic locale.

They’re both magic.

I found these on a stroll down the shore of Lake Ontario in my neck of Canadaland.

They were unexpected.

Here be Friday.

Take a step away from the news. Smell the mushrooms.

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