Posts Tagged ‘robin’

Getting used to this “social distancing” thing but not the “stay at home” part.   A walk in the park seemed like a good way to mix the two – get a little exercise without running into too many people.

below: Keeping his distance

a man sitting on a bench in a park

It’s close to March 21st and the beginning of spring.   Actually this blog post started to take form after I parked my car and wandered aimlessly a few yards.  I was standing on a path in a ravine wondering which way to go… but why was I here?  I heard a bird, and then I heard another.

below: A robin snacking on sumach

a robin perched on top of a cluster of sumach buds and is leaning over to eat one

below: A female downy woodpecker

female downy woodpecker on a small tree

below: A little chickadee

chickadee sitting in a red dogwood, early spring, bright red branches, no leaves

below: It’s not a bird nor is it a sign of spring,  but it sat still enough to let me get my camera focused through the branches.

black squirrel sitting among tree branches, holding something in its mouth

below: The red dogwood branches have started to become more vibrant.

bridge over creek, sumach and dogwood bshes, winter to early spring, no leaves

below: Pussy willows have opened up their fuzzy white buds.  A definite indicator of spring.

a few thin branches of pussy willow

below: There weren’t many tree buds but this tree (and others of its type) were an exception.

small clusters of pink buds at the end of branches and twigs on a tree

below: There was a train too!  A different kind of sign of life.

park and trees in the foreground, early spring, with train on bridge in background

young birch tree

a purple graffiti heart painted on the concrete support at the bottom of a large metal trestle

Spring, and a walk in the park.  Sometimes it’s just the little things….  including someone to share your space.

a couple walks together over a small pedestrian concrete bridge

below: Reflections in the Wilket Creek

reflections of lifesaving equipment beside the Wilket Creek

Tdot, an affectionate nickname for Toronto.

graffiti words, large, on a garage door in an alley, tdot,white on red background.

A lovely walk on a lovely afternoon discovering lovely things about love and affection.

below: Love but Think.

graffiti words on a garage door, love but think

stone statue of a girl seated, in front of a house that has a statue of Jesus in a niche in the outside wall as well as a ceramic religious scene

below: Mother and child.

under two hinges, on a post, in front yard of a house, a faded framed print of a mother and her baby

below: Batman and Robin, oh dear.

orange stencil, batman kissing robin the boy wonder

mural of a woman with very long wavy hair, side profile of her head and face, blue lips, blue eyelashes

below:  Some love is fleeting and some may be eternal but his love for Leila was never meant to last.

words on a garage door that say I love Leila. A big X is drawn through those words and beside it is written Honestly it wasn't meant to last

below: Even the insults sounded nice.  Except of course if the pizza had pineapple on it.

words scrawled on a wall in an alley that say Trump is a facist piece of pizza

below: And then there was this….  As it turns out these words are a line in the lyrics of a song but I’m still not sure why would write them on a door.

white words graffiti on a grey metal door that say When I do wrong I am with God

street art painting of a dragon, or monster, head with purple horns, green eye, and lots of teeth, seen from the side,

May all your walks be lovely!

Zombie Funeral and Wake

Today there was a zombie funeral and wake, a celebration of the undead afterlife.   The funeral was held at the Royal Cinema on College St. West.  This ceremony was followed by a procession of the walking dead towards the CNE.

people dressed up as zombies - a woman dressed in black including lacey veil, Her chest is full of wounds and so is her forehead

people dressed up as zombies - Robin, the boy wonder as a zombie

people dressed up as zombies - a woman with white wavy hair, black lacy parasol and black necklace

people dressed up as zombies - a man with a reddish beard, up close photo with only the bottom part of his eyes in the picture

people dressed up as zombies - a man with black eyes and a chewed up face

people dressed up as zombies - a woman with long hair and glasses, wearing a white shirt and black tie, with a bullet hole in her head.

people dressed up as zombies - a man with grey ashen face, red lips, wearing dark sunglasses and smoking a cigarette

people dressed up as zombies - a man with a beard, bloody face, and white framed sunglasses. He is wearing a pink and white garland of fake flowers around his neck

people dressed up as zombies - a man and a woman with pirate hats and costumes

people dressed up as zombies - a young woman with dead looking empty eyes and blood dripping from her mouth

people dressed up as zombies - a zombie with a greenish face and missing a nose

people dressed up as zombies - two zombies, a woman in a blue dress waving a white hanky and behind her a man looking directly at the camera

people dressed up as zombies - a man with a necklace made of fingers and bones, covered in blood as he munches on a finger.

people dressed up as zombies - a young woman with white face, and mouth painted to look like it's been stitched together

people dressed up as zombies - a young man with his face painted like a skull on one side, is screaming into a woman's smartphone as she takes a picture of him

people dressed up as zombies - a woman with a black head scarf over the top of head and forehaed. She has long auborn hair and she's smoking a cigarette

people dressed up as zombies - a very green faced zombie biting on brains, there is a knife stuck in the plastic brains too

people dressed up as zombies - man with green hat and holding two large leaf like poles, standing in front of a leafy plant

people dressed up as zombies - a man hams it up for the camera as a zombie pretends to atrtack him from behind