Monday, March 22, 2010

Stratford Through a Mirror

Stratford in the Spring...

We painted our living room last week.  And hung a couple of mirrors to bring the outdoors in.

Friday, March 12, 2010

The Old Wooden Bridge

Railway bridge in Stratford

Sometimes something just catches your eye, so you take a picture of it.

In gardens all over town, little green noses are poking up out of the ground, taking their first breaths of the new year.  There have even been reports of actual snowdrops in bloom...

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Day at the Beach, Sort of...

Sing it with me!  One loooooove.....

All they need is Bob Marley on the boombox and a frisbee.

Just don't tell them the beach is melting.  We don't want to harsh their buzz...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Busy Season

Stratford Shakespeare Festival - main stage

It may look peaceful from the outside, but this place is a beehive of activity, getting ready for the 2010 season.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring is Springing!

Before you know it, they'll be leaves!

This morning's walk took place sans coat, which is thrilling beyond belief.  Looking up, there are buds in the trees!

There's still a lot of snow on the ground.  And all around town, people are shovelling their front lawns to help it melt faster.  This time of year, any patience we Canadians may aspire to gets tossed aside in favour of getting the Party that is known as Summer started as quickly as possible.


Monday, March 8, 2010


pigeons on the roof

Does anyone know why they pick one part of the roof over another?  They all huddle together on the same side, day after day...

Friday, March 5, 2010

Signs of Spring

IT'S GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the south wall of the house, where the sun shines all day long, the ground has warmed up enough to turn the grass green. 

There's hope, people!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Ontario Cottage

Ontario Cottage

We didn't see a lot of this style of house when we lived in Windsor, but they're very popular in and around Perth county.

Very pretty on the outside.  And by some work of architectural magic, they seem much bigger on the inside.

Monday, March 1, 2010



Not only are they pretty in themselves, they also mean that the thaw has begun!

Just don't stand under them on a warm day...