I love the fall gardens. Sure, in high summer the gardens are spectacular, featuring rushes of high-tone colour, but the mature garden has plenty going for it too. Flowers take on new and often mysterious shapes. The earthy fall colours are showy in their… Read More
More Canadian fiddle music. I came across this gem tonight on YouTube. It’s Gordon Stobbe with Calvin Vollrath performing the Stompin’ Tom song Gumboot Cloggeroo. For those viewers who aren’t from around Canada and maybe don’t know Stompin’ Tom Conners from a hole in the… Read More
Tuffy P is in England right now, for a wedding – which was yesterday. She brought this mosaic over for the happy couple. You can see lots of our mosaics at the Long Branch Mosaics page. We do all kinds of custom mosaic work.
This morning, before the full force of today’s heat and humidity set in, I went for a walk in a local Toronto woods. After all the rain we’ve been having lately, there were many mushrooms in the forest, some I was familiar with, others not.… Read More
We recently installed these two male cardinals at a home in Paris Ontario. They’re hanging on a set of wires which are designed for roses and clematis to grow on. As the plants mature, they can grow around the mosaics. These cardinals are traditional mosaics… Read More
Jazz on the brain again this morning. Here’s Pharoah Sander performing his masterpiece, The Creator has a Master Plan.
This lovely butterfly stayed put on this echinacea flower long enough for me to run inside and grab a camera. I don’t know too much about butterflies, but consulting our handy Butterflyies of North America guide, this looks like a Red Admiral. Can anyone out… Read More