Thursday, September 30, 2010

Down by the Rail Yards

Down by the rail yards

Just a couple of blocks from where we live are the Stratford rail yards.  It was foggy this morning, adding an air of mystery to the place.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumn Harvest

Autumn Harvest

Just a little of the bounty that’s available in farmer’s markets right now.  Autumn is a wonderful time of year for food lovers!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Downie Street

Downie Street in downtown Stratford

The really cool thing about Stratford is that from certain angles it looks like you’re in a big city.  But then you turn the corner and you’re in a small town. 

This block of buildings is on Downie Street.  Originally, the bit on the corner was the Eaton’s Department Store, now subdivided into shops and offices.

(It’s pouring with rain here.  This picture was taken on a sunnier day when the photographer wasn’t refusing to head outside as she is today…)

Monday, September 27, 2010

Waterloo Stratford Campus Helps Out at Savour Stratford

A little bit of know-how

Last Monday night, we went to the Waterloo Stratford Campus open house.  They gave out name-tags on University of Waterloo lanyards.  We took ours home, thinking they might come in handy some day soon.  Little did we know…

Very early Saturday morning, we were helping to set up some tents for Savour Stratford.  One of the tents was missing one of the clips to hold the cover to the pole.  It was so windy, this could have been a problem.

Alan reached into his pocket, pulled out the lanyard and voila!  Problem solved!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Savour Stratford – Sunday Edition

Helping out at Savour Stratford

We helped out at Savour Stratford again today, handing out programmes at the Waterloo Street entrance.  Here’s Alan in his savoury orange apron.

We had lots of fun greeting and chatting with people.  We’re already looking forward to next year!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Setting Up For Savour Stratford

RKilts

We were up bright and early this morning for our shift helping to set up the site for Savour Stratford.

On our way back from putting together one of the tents, we saw Robert Pel of RKilts setting up his booth.  Asked if we could take a picture, he willingly posed.  Thanks Robert!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Small House

a very pretty house

This neighbour’s house is just so tidy, small and perfect.  Those steps were made for sitting and having a chat.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Getting Ready for Savour Stratford

Savour Stratford volunteer training.24

We’ll be volunteering at Savour Stratford this weekend, so we went to the orientation session last night at City Hall. 

Here’s Danielle Brodhagen telling us what we need to know. 

Savour Stratford is three years old and growing by leaps and bounds.  Hope to see you there!

 

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Waterloo Stratford Open House

Waterloo Stratford

The University of Waterloo Stratford Campus hosted an open house last night.  We went to check it out and take some pictures.  The place was buzzing!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Alyson Kent for Trustee

Alyson Kent for trustee

Our friend Alyson Kent is running for school board trustee. We had our first campaign meeting last night. It’s so exciting to be part of the process.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

In a Stratford Park

Near the Stratford Cenotaph

You’d never know it looking at this picture, but just the other side of those trees is the main highway through town.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

After the Farmers Market

Brealfast on the deck

Our Saturday morning tradition is to shop at the Stratford Farmers Market and then come home to a yummy blow-out of a breakfast on the back deck.

Here at Stratford Daily Photo, our motto is: eat local, eat outdoors whenever possible.  It’s how we roll.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Gardens at Stratford Public Library

Stratford Public Library

Summer is winding down, but the gardens out front of Stratford Public Library are still worth a look.  And a photo…

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Swan

The Swan

The swan is a beautiful bird, elegant and graceful when on the water (slightly less so on land).

Just remember to back away slowly if one starts hissing at you. Despite appearances and any desires we may have to be friends, the swan is still a wild animal.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

How to See Stratford

The Walking Man Tour

We call it The Walking Man Tour and the rules are very simple.  Whenever you come to an intersection, you follow the walking man.

This works even better in bigger cities.  Keep a map handy to find your way home again and just follow the walking man to places you might not otherwise find.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A New School Year Dawns

A new school year dawns

Mother Nature sure has a wicked sense of humour.

The entire Labour Day weekend was cold and wet.  Today dawned hot, sunny and brilliant!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Blogger Down!

The View from Here

It’s been a quiet weekend round here.  Barb’s been sick (nothing serious) and Alan’s just plain tired from a busy summer cooking at the Parlour.

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.  We’ll be back to regular posting ASAP.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Rainy Day

Cooler with a chance of showers

We had a spell of really hot dry weather over the last week or so.  That ended early this morning.

This was the view out our kitchen window.  Refreshing!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

May We Sit Awhile?

A quiet cup of tea, perhaps

Oh, what a lovely porch!  I wonder if they’d mind if we borrowed it?  They could join us if they want to…

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Very Pretty Porch

Just plain pretty

Lawns are scorched and some of the trees are already starting to turn.  And yet this porch just blooms away…