Friday, October 23, 2015

Floral Flashbacks

High Park, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Autumn 2015

In Toronto's High Park, autumn flowers and fall foliage
still exist in happy harmony, but very soon, most
leaves and all petals will take their final bow, and the
landscape that is their stage, will have its final curtain call.

Special Delivery

And so, I took a trip down memory lane, and along the
way, gathered a bunch of bouquets to remind me of all
 those times when these dainty, floral darlings delighted
 me with their vast and various cast of characters!

A Mother's Day Bouquet

This bright Mother's Day bouquet I chose for
my mom last year beautifully complements the
crockery behind it, don't you think?

Forever Fall

A close up of one of my favourite decorative
 plates, which has repeatedly presented me with
delicious servings of whimsy when I crave it,
which in my case, as you know, is constant!

Pretty petals in paintings are precious, and even
though I cannot breathe in their fragrance, they
 are always a breath of fresh air for the soul.

A Rooftop Refreshment

Fresh fruit and flowers from my  summer garden
on the island whet my appetite for al fresco fun.
Scents for the Senses

The sweet scent of narcissus in this early spring
also transports me to the hilly meadows of Crete,
where these wild flowers cheerfully dot the
 countryside for weeks with their happy faces.

A bunch of silk blooms warms up stone and stucco
walls, as its reflection softly glows in the mirror.

Open shelving in the breakfast room back home
makes space for seasonal, fresh flowers, in
  addition to the permanent pretties on plates.
A Mother's Day Bouquet
Ultimately, having access to flowers, whatever the season, calms me, so, when I came across this flower delivery website, I was pleased
 to discover that local florists can provide stunning bouquets,
 (and bundles of inspiration), to you and yours, all year round.

Thanks for accompanying me on my
floral flashback, in the middle of fall!


P.S. Clicking on the title of each pic
will take you to its original post.
No compensation was received for this post.

Monday, October 12, 2015

A Thanksgiving Thought

the Canadian calendar
shows that today,
Monday, October 12th,
is Thanksgiving Day.

But many Canadians,
myself, included,
celebrated with family
and friends yesterday.

giving thanks and being grateful
for all the goodness in our lives,
is an everyday occurrence, isn't it?

 getting together with loved ones,  
and sharing in God's abundance of
bountiful blessings, makes for a special
occasion, indeed, whatever the day.
For me, I'm especially thankful to be
 spending my first Thanksgiving in over
16 years, in my hometown of Toronto.
To you, thanks for visiting, and
Happy Thanksgiving to all
 my Canadian friends!
The pics are all of Liberty's neighbourhood,
and my walking wonderland.

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