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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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Leaving Allan Gardens

Leaving Allan Gardens in the Midst of a March snow flurry I was hunkering down for a dull, damp, chill walk to King: when a construction fence at Sherbourne and Gerrard interceded. …interrupted my thoughts …imposed on my awareness …exploded onto consciousness bang! Ideas began swirling. What were the rhythms here? Maybe…

Anticipating Christmas Show at Allan Gardens

Last Christmas Allan Gardens had a fabulous floral show. Here is a chosen Christmas Sampler: [row cols_nr=”2″][col size=”4″] Poinsetta on Parade [/col][col size=”4″] Poinsetta Dancing [/col][col size=”4″] Merry Go Round [/col][/row] Okay we are having a little pattern fun here derived from last years Christmas show – here is the some more realistic images: Summary …

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Toronto Allstar BigBand II

Toronto ‘s Allstar BigBand has been featured here before. So whats new this year? Well the sound is the same – rich, brassy and full of fun. And the music is drawn from the BigBand era of the 1930’s, 1940’s and 1950’s that helped North Americans get through the Depression, World War II and the …

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Spring is Official with Scottish Dancing in Edwards Gardens

Every Winter the Wish for Spring hatches 3-4 months early. But one never knows in Toronto when Spring has officially landed  given the flux of cold weather deep into May and even June. However, culturally Spring has officially arrived with the commencement of the Scottish Country  Dancing in Edwards Gardens the first Tuesday in June and …

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Allan Gardens Christmas Show

Accept a heartfelt apology. After last years masterful Christmas Floral exhibition by Allan Gardens horticultural designers, your Toronto photographer thought that it would be very hard to top that show. So making the trip over to Sherbourne and Carlton slipped into the New Year. What a mistake! And here is the evidence: So if you …

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Runt AKA Alex Currie

The Title to this posting is the exact listing on Google when I searched for “Alex Currie” Toronto artist. The following description was even more revealing: “Runt otherwise known as Alex Currie is a infamous Toronto artist noted for his murals and voted best graffiti artist by Now magazine five times.” But almost all attempts …

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Nuit Blanche Bedecks TO in Black, White & Startling Colors

People Streaming up and down Bay Street to Nuit Blanche Events The events at City Hall, along Bay Street, and Harbourfront attracted  literally hundreds of show-goers moving up and down Bay. See what was going on at City Hall to attract so many viewers. Read More City Hall Shows Thre wer 3 innovative  video exhibitions …

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