It is no surprise to anyone around here that the huge dying silver maple at 2 Twenty Seventh is being taken down. Here is the history. The Committee of Adjustment approved the lot severance at 2 Twenty Seventh. We appealed to the OMB, who upheld… Read More
I took the dogs up to the leash free area on Etobicoke Creek yesterday for a swim. While we were there, a heron flew down. Too bad I only had my phone and not my camera with me. The bird is in there somewhere.
The money-eating parking machine up the street is in slot machine mode again. I park there regularly when I stop in to Silver Lion or Purrfect Pets or Tasty Korea (yes I had some yummy Korean food for lunch today). I used to ignore the… Read More
Jim Magill was born in Northern Ireland in 1902 and passed in Toronto in 1954. He was a radio fiddler on Toronto’s CFRB between 11946 and 1954. He also played for square dances in Toronto with the Northern Ramblers. Here’s the Calgary Breakdown. And finally,… Read More
I wish our first ripe tomato of the year was one of the beautiful large specimens growing on some of our 5 plants. In fact the great tomato harvest of 2017 has begun modestly. I’m not complaining. After years of being convinced we couldn’t grow… Read More
John Arcand on fiddle…
It’s Tuffy P. on this post July – the last weekend. We headed to Buffalo – early. Gardens, over 400 open free to the world at 10am. Two hot days. Welcomed inside homes newly purchased, welcomed in yards not even mapped. Stood beneath the oldest… Read More
Here’s another Mac Beattie tune, the Lake Dore Waltz. Lake Dore is north of Eganville in the Ottawa Valley in Ontario. Many of Mac Beattie’s tunes were about places and people in the Ottawa Valley.
Here’s Mac Beattie and the Ottawa Valley Melodiers… I would have loved to have seen this band live!
Friends brought us a big basket of blueberries last evening, and that means lots of baking as well as a wealth of blueberries for the freezer. Today I made whole-grain blueberry scones. I had never made any kind of scones before, but I followed the… Read More