A visit today to the Royal Botanical Gardens.. My favourite was the lily pond with it’s reflections. Are those lotus flowers? If yes, why not call it a lotus pond?
The fist pointing to the lovely flower, I learned today, is the way you point to a flower. Never point a finger when indicating a flower. Who knew!
The cute vegetable creations were part of a competition at the gardens for children. We got to see the creations just about to be judged. I’d say they are all winners! The Green Thumb Club at the Royal Botanical Garden is meant to get children involved in gardening. They certainly had some amazing veggies to show for their interest and effort!
Loved this sign..
And then there were these beauties…..
But these are my favourites of the day! The sculpture is called Rejoicing Family by Taurai Mutigwa (Zimbabwe) and is part of The International Sculpture Collection currently on at the RBG. The other two I rejoice are family!
A newly revitalized Ontario Place is back. A work in progress but great space to have back again. This new version is a green, gentle and peaceful space. Free to all to walk through and enjoy. And we did. Got to see many different views of the city that we hadn’t ever seen before. Definitely plan to go back. Hear that the Cinesphere is going to reopen as well! I saw my first ever IMAX movie there and loved every minute of it. Looking forward that reopening as well.
At the Junction farmer’s market a stall named “School Grown“. Intrigued, I decided to chat with the young folks running the stall and buy some produce. Turns out it is a neat idea – a schoolyard farming project in 3 TO schools involving the students! I bought some greens called Mizuna. Huh? I knew we didn’t get as many diverse greens as there are possible to eat, but these took the cake. Apparently they are also called Japanese mustard greens or spider mustard. Ugh, I wish I hadn’t looked that up. 😦 Bitter but yum. I stir fried them with a little oil. Rather fibrous. Next time I will blanch them first and then stir fry them. Definitely worth a visit to the market to support the youngsters working at the stall!!
This year the mother wanted just a Rose plant and a Jasmine plant. That’s it, she said. That is not including the mint, chilli and other assorted plants she grows anyway. 🙂 The rose plant gave us beautiful blooms within the first two weeks – there were about 10 buds on the plant when we bought it. Hope we get more blooms over the summer….
Recently I went to the DeSerres art store with ma petite sœur looking to buy some art supplies or even one of the adult colouring books that are so popular these days but found this!! A jigsaw puzzle with a shot of Positano, Italy. I gave a squeal of joy on recognizing this beautiful place. The 500 pieces are big, so it was easy to finish till I hit the buildings in the picture. 😦 It was going to be a long process. Luckily the petite sœur who is great with buildings came over for a visit, and soon she & I were looking for pieces based on the way the buildings line up or look in elevation. There might have been some perspective in there as well! 🙂 We had the pieces in place in no time. I am glad I didn’t finish the puzzle on my own. This way it was way more fun!! Grazie, petite sœur!