Goodbye February

February 28 Toronto

February 28/13, remnants of a very wet snow in Toronto.

Yesterday I took the 505—Dundas—streetcar into Toronto’s downtown.  It had snowed and rained all day on the 27th, leaving some wet snow on the residential streets.  However, downtown it was hard to tell there had been any snow the day before.

Henry Moore Sculpture

The Henry Moore Sculpture outside the Art Gallery of Ontario, February 28/13, Toronto

Henry Moore Closeup

The Henry Moore with small trees outside the AGO, Toronto, Feb. 28/13

Here’s some of the photos I took showing the grey day, sometimes through grey areas of the city, winding up near the Art Gallery of Ontario.  Downtown, the occasional tree softened the gritty scene.

Feb. 28, Toronto

From the 505 Streetcar on Dundas Street, Toronto, Feb. 28/13

Riverdale Park, Toronto

Riverdale Park, Toronto, February 28/13

November’s Trees in Toronto

Tree Reflection, Toronto

Tree Reflection after rain in Toronto, Nov. 2012

Recently, the days have been mostly grey in Toronto, with an unusual sunny day this past Thursday.  It’s the dark time of the year, mid autumn, with the end of daylight savings time.  Most of the leaves have fallen off the trees.  As in every year, I turn to their branches as a source of beauty and connection to nature which I need in order to feel well.

Tree Reflection, Toronto

Reflection of a tree, Toronto, Nov. 2012

In the neighbourhood are many trees and gardens that I walk among.  But I’m always of the lookout, even downtown, for trees that soften the sometimes stark buildings.  Here’s some photos from recent rambles.

Branches in Downtown Toronto

Branches in Downtown Toronto, from the King Streetcar, Nov. 2012

Tree and Sansevieria Plants, Toronto

Tree and Sansevieria (Snake) Plants, downtown Toronto, on the King Street Car, Nov. 2012

November Trees, Building in Toronto

Trees in a stark environment seen from the King Streetcar, Nov. 2012, Toronto