Not dead

Just very, very busy. But I am writing two posts on recent Toronto events, and I hope to have them both up later this month. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the photo below, taken on a recent walk. Nothing says “summer’s on its way” like an expanse of sun and sand!

Empty beach on a sunny day in Toronto.

An expanse of beach at Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Toronto, May 8, 2014.

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On Toronto in springtime

There’s nothing like a change of seasons to make you fall in love all over again, and Toronto, I’m smitten.

Looking at the skyline from Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

Looking at the skyline from Colonel Samuel Smith Park.

As much as I love the colder months, there’s a special kind of magic in Toronto springs. And maybe this magic isn’t unique to Toronto as much as it is to urban centres, but it’s there nonetheless. It’s in repairing to a park at lunch to do a little pleasure-reading before heading back to the office. It’s in camping out on a patio for an evening of food and people-watching. It’s in observing the little things–the arrays of greens, the variety of blossoms, each glorious extra hour of sunlight. It’s in the way each moment seems a celebration of no longer being bound by closed windows and heavy clothing.

Spring is our big reveal and we revel in it.

Queensway condos peer through cherry blossoms in High Park.

Queensway condos peer through cherry blossoms in High Park.