I took this photo last year, although I’m sure if I went there today it would look much the same. Spadina House is one of my favourite Toronto hidden gems. I like to go there on sunny summer afternoons to lay underneath the apple trees. It is always quiet and solitary. And the gardens are fun to explore too.
I visit this wetland on a regular basis throughout the year. It is my happy place. There is just something about the serenity of this place as the tall grasses and reeds sway in the wind that calms me and lifts my spirit even in the middle of winter when I am standing knee deep in snow, freezing. And no matter how many times I visit this spot I always see something in it that I hadn’t noticed before and find a new way to capture it on film.
Common reed (Phragmites australis) at the same location.
I took this photo at the Ward’s Island Community Garden about a month ago back when the snow was deep enough to push the limits of my moon boots’ elastic barrier.
Organic gardener Bob Easter shows off his harvest at the Sunshine Community Garden in Austin, Texas last week. They are already harvesting carrots! Meanwhile, back in Toronto, home of the never-ending winter, we are only dreaming about the carrots we will grow and harvest in a few months. Sigh.
I took this photo last week while in Austin photographing gardeners for The Green Mind’s Project.