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.
This huge cloud just floated in front of my building for a good half hour. The moon peeking out from behind it was priceless. Like it was also amazed at this giant of a cloud. Luckily the cloud just looked gorgeous, picking up colours of the sunset and did not cause any bad weather.
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!
Doors Open is wonderful initiative by the City of Toronto that opens the doors to many buildings in the city normally not open to the public. Having visited a fair number of the beautiful buildings this city has to offer, I decided to join one their free walking tours instead. This one was called “Architectural Icons at Exhibition Place” lead by Tour Guide Richard Fiennes-Clinton. The walk was 90 minutes long, well organized, informative and nice. Some highlights along the way.