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#endlesswinter

Seagull on frozen Lake Ontario, Toronto, Ontario

The winter that simply won’t end sent yet another blast of snow our way.  The large snowflakes fell in beautiful clumps that made photography a real challenge – keeping the camera dry, keeping the lens clear, getting the focus to settle on something other than an airborne snowflake – but it was worth the effort. […]

After the Storm

Caution tape and storm damage

We didn’t take the storm warning seriously.  That is, until the thunderous sound of tree limbs hitting the ground around our home at 3:30 a.m. brought us sharply awake.

Espresso Withdrawal

Customer at Broadview Espresso coffee shop

After trying eleventy billion coffee shops in the GTA, we found one close to home that in combination with a dog walk through Playter Estates became our daily ritual. Not only does Broadview Espresso make a consistent cup of coffee, the offerings in their bakery case are plentiful and all equally delicious.  There are regulars […]

#savetoronto

Protester at Toronto City Hall

The cold had a real bite to it today, but Torontonians were too angry to stay home. I arrived early, and funnily enough one of the first people I saw was a former coworker of mine named Mark, holding the great sign above.  We had a brief chat to commiserate about the ridiculousness of the […]

Adventures in Trespassing

House under construction in Leaside

Out for a dog walk one October afternoon, I  came upon this house in the process of being demolished.  We (sadly) pass a multitude of construction sites in our neighbourhood on any given day, but this one was unusual because the bungalow facade still stood.  My sentimental brain began creating a narrative for this place […]

Lemonade

Beach path and trees at Cherry Beach Dog Park, Toronto, ON

The off-leash dog park at Cherry Beach is a relatively new discovery for us, and it’s been refreshing to take our creatures there at odd hours now that I’m no longer tied to an office job. One of the first things I checked off my to do list was to redesign business cards for both Jody’s […]

East Meets Skeptic

Chinese medicine office

The unassuming door is easy to miss, so there is a simple stand to catch your eye from the sidewalk.  The uneven, narrow stairs lead me to an office space above a cheese store, but a strong floral scent is all that lingers in the air.  I needn’t have worried about basking in the old-sock smell of stinky […]

Isobel’s House

Living room and dining room of derelict house

I can show you in images what it looked like, however the smell must be left to your imagination. The stench of urine, mold, and decay was so strong that it became a taste in my mouth. By the time we arrived, her personal effects were long gone. So, too, were the dozens of cats that […]