Thursday, August 17, 2017

Friday Finds

Starts with G
2 Candy
3 Latch
The first will be the same, except we’ll work our way through the alphabet. The second and third will be different each time.
Hosted by Friday Finds and this is V4 or round 4!!!

Also playing along at ABC Wednesday

Eh to Zed

For this round of the alphabet I am going to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday by showcasing towns across the county.
To date I've been in the Maritimes with my letters. For the letter E we went to Ontario. F we were back in the Maritimes. With G we're going into Ontario.

GANANOQUE (GAN-ə-NOK-way) the town had a population of 5,194 year-round residents in the Canada 2011 Census, as well as summer residents sometimes referred to as "Islanders" because of the Thousand Islands in the Saint Lawrence River, Gananoque's most important tourist attraction.

December 2016 Universal Studios Honeyduke's Harry Potter

OK I spent ages looking for a latch photo until I finally remembered I had a collection of latchkeys!

Terre Bleu

August 2017 - Toronto ON

Imagine you don't have to fly to Provence to see fields of lavender. And the smell!

Terre Bleu is the largest lavender farm in Ontario with over 35,000 plants and eight varieties on 60 acres.

There is an entrance fee of $10 plus tax on weekdays and $15 plus tax on weekends. Weekends get extremely crowded and they use police to control the traffic.

Even on a Tuesday they had run out of lavender ice cream, although it was not that crowded.

Walking the trail.

A break from purple!

On our way back.

 So strange the lighting makes this look wintery!

Terre Bleu lavender is harvested throughout the summer starting in mid July for distillation and drying.


Thursday Doors

Linking up at Norm's Thursday Doors.

August 2017 - Toronto ON

A couple of doors on King St.

And a very intriguing one just up the street on Spadina. Delivery entrance for King Fabric. This was once the heart of the garment business as is known as the Fashion District.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More Garden Art

August 2017 - Burlington ON

We took so many photos at the Royal Botanical Gardens that I've broken them into sections.

 A display of a favourite artist of mine outside the gifts hop.
Sam Tofts series of paintings feature a charming array of characters known as The Mustards.

Here's a couple of them.
Bums on Seats
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The Suitcase of Sardine Sandwiches - how could you not love that title?

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These fun pieces were in the Mediterranean exhibit.

Dave Hind (Canada) with The Aluminum Quilting Society
This installation focuses on the importance of pollination. Royal Botanical Gardens supports pollinators by protecting the plant species and habitats that sustain them. The designs on the arms reflect some of these species.

Catherine Lavelle (Canada) designed in collaboration with Douglas Senft
Haven is a large nest. Lavelle uses her art to speak to the changing nature of animal habitats in a city landscape.

On the Wings of Love
Bob and Jo Wilfong (USA)
On the Wings of Love explores themes of love and human connection. The simple stylized forms are designed to connect with each viewer’s personal experience.

Rejoicing Family
Taurai Mutigwa (Zimbabwe)
Rejoicing Family shows people embraced together. The sculpture weaves into itself to represent how everything is connected.

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Audio Bee Booth for Greenway (2011)
an amplified habitat installation for wild, solitary nesting bees and wasps
By Sarah Peebles. Assisted by Rob Cruickshank, electronics; John Kuisma, woodworking; Chris Bennett, pyrography.

Artist: Karl Unnasch
From: USA
Date: 2016
Inspired by Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot), this installment represents one of the first woodland plants to greet spring as it contrasts its unique structure with the more innocuous plants surrounding it.

Artist: Lisbet Fernandez Ramos
From: Spain
Date: 2016
Jardín displays five figures of children to represent our differences as individuals within a group.