Sunday, November 30, 2008


Great place for a staycation...

Formerly a bank.  Now a boutique hotel, which seems to me to be moving things in the right direction...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Stratford Farmers Market

It goes year 'round!

We were there this morning.  We'll have a lovely dinner at home this evening...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Sidestreet to Downtown

My husband informs me it's Brunswick Street

Note to self:  If you're going to blog about your hometown, you should take note of what street you're standing on when you take the picture.

Thursday, November 27, 2008



Inside Balzac's Coffee Shop.  A warm place to make plans on a grey November afternoon.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stratford Castle

It looks like a castle....

Actually, it's the armouries building.  Built in 1905.  I do love those crenellations...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Trees reflected in a puddle, next to the snow, with a bit of green grass thrown in.  It's practically the four seasons in a single photo!

The kind of weather that will drive us mad come April is greeted with glee in November.  It warmed up a bit today.  There's melting!

And puddles!!

And mud!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Just Steps Away

Downtown Stratford

After I took yesterday's picture, I turned left and took this one.  Those are the shops and restaurants of York Street.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Winter in Stratford

On the Avon River

Alan and I moved to Stratford nearly twenty years ago and I'm still amazed by the charm of this place.  And by the fact that this lovely spot is just steps from the great shopping and restaurants of downtown.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

The New Stratford Farmer's Market


The new Stratford Farmer's Market opened here the week after Thanksgiving.  It's a great space, and much warmer in the winter time than the old one was.

The fact that it's more out of the way than the old one doesn't seem to be putting people off.  It was nicely crowded this morning.


Friday, November 21, 2008


When the light catches them just the right way, they look like crystal.

And then the sun comes out and the snow melts and we get icicles, which are one of the more pleasant aspects of winter.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Patterns in the Snow

Like the Sands of Time....

Can you see the tiny ripples in the surface of the snow?  It must've been windy while it was snowing.

I'll get out for a walk tomorrow and show you around the new neighbourhood....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008