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Christmas Poems & Pictures

Christmas Poems & Pictures “Music on Christmas Morning” by Anne Brontë Music I love -­ but never strainCould kindle raptures so divine,So grief assuage, so conquer pain,And rouse this pensive heart of mine -­As that we hear on Christmas morn,Upon the wintry breezes borne. “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by C. C. Moore …And then, in …

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Christie Pits Baseball

Intercounty Baseball at Christie Pits Since the Blue Jays are playing Gosh Awful baseball with confiscatory prices for everything at a game including the tickets , my Tennis buddy and I decided to take in a Toronto Maple Leafs Intercounty Baseball game with the Kitchner Rangers at  Christie Pits. AccuWeather promised and delivered  a sunny …

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Spring Dawdles

Across Canada Spring tarries, plays hide and seek with Winter for 4-6 weeks of overtime. Yes BC and sometimes Alberta get the Pacific borme reprieve from Winter’s Dalliance while the rest of Canada  has to wait and wonder what true Spring is like. The Masters Golf Tornament in Augusta Georgia  taunts Ontarians with a four …

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Toronto’s Fall Colors

 Fall Colors in Toronto are a bit reluctant, a dash of sporadic sparkles, appearing in fits and starts, but blushingly exotic when found: This freakish Nature, becoming as irascible as the the current weather cycling on bye, is a departure from expectations – especially in the Humber River Valley which has accommodated such weather departures …

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Fall Hues Enchantments

The Fall Colors are reluctant this year – at mid October when normally there is a crescendo of Oaken Ochre, Maple Red & Orange, Aspen and Birch in shimmering yellows and even exotic hued Sumac the goto places in the ravines and valleys of Toronto have only glimpses of the last two years glorious parade …

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Spring Has Sprung

3 weeks ago, our posting was that Spring was very tardy, a month in and no sign of green; not even leafbuds on the trees. Well now it is safe to announce that … Green is in Now I was going to put an exclamation point at the end of “Green is in”,  but inspection …

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Waiting for Spring

A time honored Toronto …. no an Ontario ritual … okay, a Canadian tradition is to wait for Spring to officially  arrive. Or more explicitly, for Winter to be gone completely.  No frosty mornings, nor mid day snow flurries, no night time ice patches on the  roads. You would think in this unmistakable era of …

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Finding your way to Scottish Dancing in Edwards Gardens

If you have not been there in awhile, Edwards Gardens has changed dramatically – especially around the lodge at the North entrance to the gardens. If it is official Spring in Toronto [ the beginning of June] you will need this guide to get to the Scottish Dancing  each Tuesday in June. Here is some of what …

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