Saturday, October 15, 2016

A Mature, Mid-October Character

Of all the reasons to love autumn, and there
are plenty, from the romantic to the radiant,
both of which appeal to me tremendously,

there are two others, which you will discover,
that make me feel just as giddy.

Can you guess what they are?
Look carefully!


There are clues in the hues
of the clouds in the sky,

and to further exemplify what I mean, take
    note of the ruffles of pinks and purples on green.

Now, marvel at the multitude of
shadows and shades of this maple,

and finally, feast your eyes on 
the layers upon layers of
 colour and texture, like the
blazing coral and crispy nature
of this mature, mid-October character.
 Oh, Autumnal Architecture,
alas, we must declare our 
passionate, lifelong love affair!

What do you love about autumn?

Thanks for visiting!
 Happy weekend!


Friday, October 7, 2016

'Seasonal Luxury': Act III

Autumn skies dramatize
 Act III of 'Seasonal Luxury'',
a play in four parts, advertised
on a marquee of leafy celebrity.

On the ground,
smaller roles abound.
'Walk-ons', if you will,
print a playbill of their own,
protagonists of the cement canvas
onto which they have been blown.

Whether in the air,
where, striking characters invigorate
mundane plots of humdrum blue,

or simply on a muddy patch
 of disappearing green,

the scene is synchronously
stimulating and serene.

Still playing, until the flaky snow
draws the curtain on this alfresco show,
you may catch it anytime, anywhere,
for it's currently being performed everywhere.
Oh! Almost forgot: admission is free, naturally

Canada Post mailboxes: always covered in maple leaves, whatever the season.

Thank you for visiting!
Sending Thanksgiving wishes
to my Canadian friends, 
and warm, autumn greetings
to you all,


Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Form and Fate of a Full-Grown Grape

Presently, on the island, it's grape season.

In the early morning light of August
 jewels of juice await their harvest.

They begin their journey on a vine
while many will find their way to wine.

 Some are dried under a blazing sun
 that wrinkles them into sweet raisins.

Others are boiled into a thick spread
that perfectly complements plain bread.

 Finally, if not fermented, cooked or baked,
there are grapes that possess a fresher fate,
geared to land right on one's  plate!  

What's your preference?


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Condensation Nuclei Bid Humidity Goodbye

Unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, were spotted in Toronto skies earlier today. The alien beings, reportedly trillions in number, invaded the vicinity instantaneously, landing at random locations across the city.

Within seconds, emergency crews appeared 
on the scene to investigate the phenomenon.
 The image above, captured by airborne surveillance cams, reveals a cluster of complex, helix-like structures.

Upon closer examination, it was evident that every specimen was composed of condensation nuclei, or in layman's terms,


Experts had trouble recognizing the deluge of droplets since precipitation in these parts 
was believed to have become extinct, having recently been extinguished by a force 
more powerful, namely, humidity.

At press time, local meteorologists predict cooler temps, with a mix of sun and cloud and a chance of rain on Tuesday. No drama. No sweat! Sounds heavenly to me. What about you? Any rainy luxury in your neck of the woods, lately?   

(all images: 
Poppy View)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Glorious and Free

 O Canada,
Soon to be 150, but in your 149th, 
this year, we're grateful for the wisdom


you've gathered on the freedom frontier,
not just for speech, but for the space,
 in which we can solemnly declare


our striking individuality seasoned
with patriotic, True North flair!

'God, keep our land,
glorious and free.'


O, Canada, thank you
for being thee! 

Happy Birthday, 


 Happy Canada Day
to all my fellow 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Summer: On Schedule, Stand By...


It feels like an entire season has come and gone since
 I last posted. My beloved Spring, gleaming with hope and
 light and glory, finally did arrive, in all its budding beauty.

Suddenly, city streets sprouting pretty, pastel petals  
made once barren pathways to work happily bearable!

I recall the almond blossoms,
scattered across the Cretan countryside, 
fragrant confetti, dotting the meadows
with scented cheer, and I long for the day
to wander amid such a paradise, again.

 Until then, Summer is scheduled to arrive on time, 
here in southern Ontario, tomorrow, Monday, June 20, 
2016. As such, Spring has ensured that its successor
 be made to feel welcome, and thus, has already 
seen to hot, smouldering, temps  -  a show of
utmost warmth and hospitality, wouldn't you say?


 “For behold, the winter is past; 
the rain is over and gone. 
The flowers appear on the earth, 
the time of singing has come, 
 ...Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Wishing you all 

a Happy Summer,



All images except first & second: Google

Monday, April 4, 2016

Still No Sign of Spring

Dreaming of spring,


on this white, chilly night,
wondering where it could be.

Caught in the storm?
Stuck in the snow?
Frozen  from 
numbing frostbite?

Oh, my sweet Spring,
hope you are safe and
are well on your way,
for it feels like you've
 been gone forever.

Now, about the delay,
don't worry; I miss you so much, 
promise that I won't make a fuss.
After all, better late than never! 

Tell me, my friends, 
any sightings of this sassy season 
in your neck of the woods?

All images: Google