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Corktown Common

July 22, 2014

Quite the contrast between these very sunny midday photos (getting to a site early enough for proper lighting on a weekend continues to be a challenge), and the grey wintry shots from my last post. I was happy to pick up my camera again and finally get a look at the new Corktown Common park, part of the huge Waterfront Toronto revitalization. This massive urban renewal project is a great reminder that despite political debacles and continued paralysis regarding transit improvement, exciting things are happening in Toronto.





Humber Arboretum

February 9, 2014

A grey November day might not seem an ideal time to visit an arboretum, but the lack of leaf cover provided an excellent opportunity to view the Centre for Urban Ecology building, which has LEED Gold Certification.

The botanical gardens and natural areas of the Humber Arboretum are located around the Humber River to the north of Toronto. The area is home to the Carolinian bioregion, the most diverse ecosystem in Canada, and boasts over 1,700 species of plants and animals. For more info see




New York City High Line

February 9, 2014

A different view of HL23 the Neil Denari building on the New York High Line, this time with some of the thick grasses lining sections of the walkways.


Frozen Fireworks | Ice Storm

February 9, 2014

With the way the sun was shining through the ice on these curlicue grasses, they reminded me of fireworks – sparkles of light, momentarily suspended.



Christmas Eve Magic| Ice Storm

February 9, 2014

These were taken late afternoon on Christmas Eve Day; a beautiful way to start the festive season as the light glistened and sparkled off the ice.



Landscape of Glass | Ice Storm

February 9, 2014

Even though I was behind schedule to start a five-hour drive, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take some photos of the eery landscape created by the ice storm.


Congealed Conifers| Ice Storm

February 8, 2014

Maybe it’s a good thing that I don’t have many more ice storm photographs left to post. I’m running out of puns and word plays around the words frozen, snow and ice.