Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Top 10 things of Spring - Post #2

I know this is absolutely horrible... but it's true...
I love spring because I can sit under a blossoming tree and smoke in peace. I hate winter because it's too cold to go outside and smoke, and I hate summer because it's just too hot to smoke. So spring, with it's ever so perfect temperature, is my favourite season because I can do one of my favourite things :)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Top 10 things of Spring - Post #1

Anyone who has visited this blog more than once must know that I love Spring! And most people do... It's a good season. And since it's the last month of spring (in the northern hemisphere) I thought I'd just go through some of the things I love about spring. They are not in any order... I'll post them as I come across them (or realise them)
So today... it's FRUIT:
I love eating fruit during spring. a- Spring fruit just tastes better.... it's a bit of a mystery to me... but it does! b- The weather is hot... so it's nice to bite into a cold apple right out of the fridge, or even better, to burn your tongue with the acid of a pineapple :)

Monday, May 28, 2007

Waterloo Park - Day 2

The Birds: I'm not sure what the top ones are... they look a little like geese, but most geese don't look like that around here... and why would they keep geese in a fenced off area? If anyone knows please let me know, I'm rather curious.
The bottom one is a pond with ducks and fish around it... it just seems like such a peaceful and pleasant little place. Would love to sit there and read a book.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Waterloo Park - Day 1

Sorry about the unexpected break everyone. Hope you all had a good weekend!
I spend some time in Waterloo Park, there is a small zoo there. I usually visit to feed the rabbits, but unfortunately they weren't there... However, I did see this very cute pony and the two rather shy llamas. All in all it was a good weekend, perfect sunshine (until a little rain earlier today).
Tomorrow, some more of the fellas I met!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Good to be Green

This is the outside of my house after the storm... At the time the rain seemed pretty horrible but in the end it made everything greener. I will start wandering the city again starting today, and from tomorrow more touristy photos! We're experiencing a bit of a heat wave (high 20's) so it will be nice to go browse the city with an ice-cold Popsicle :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Another Storm

This is the view from inside my room during yet another spring storm... I liked the ripple effect the water was creating on the glass. The wind was SO HARD though, I honestly thought that the window frames were going to break away... But, it was not so, I am still alive and still have a proper house!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Tallest Tower in the World?

It's my turn to be a tourist in Toronto.... This is the CN Tower and the Sky Dome. Two of Toronto's most famous land marks. Since I was there this weekend, I thought I'd play the role of tourist, go downtown and take some photos... The only problem was that it was a little cloudy and cold; but I think it turned out ok...
The CN Tower is the tallest tower in the world, I believe, for at least a few more months until a new one goes up... I think it's being build in either China or Japan right now... Anyone know?

Saturday, May 19, 2007

An Evening with Damien Rice

Last night I went to a Damien Rice concert in Toronto at Massey Hall.
My avatar is the inside cover of his latest CD, so that should tell you a lot about how much I like him... (although it also does look a lot like me). We had seats on the THIRD ROW - although at the very side... It was the best concert I have ever been to. If he comes to your city (and you actually like his music) I would highly recommend going to see him!

Hope you're all having a great weekend!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Chinatown - French Style

Entrance gate into the Montreal Chinatown.
Montreal has a really nice Chinatown. This is almost a smaller version on the one in San Francisco, and if you have had the pleasure of going there I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, if not make sure that you do go sometime because it is a must-see (San Francisco)!
On another note, Montreal has the WORST drivers in all of Canada... and you can see that in this picture as one of the cars is about to run some people down...
Fun Fact: Turning right on Red is illegal in Montreal.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Haunted House?

This is a Cathedral in Montreal. Once again, I'm not sure where it is or what it's called... We were lost and it was dark. Yes, I know, I am directionally challenged.
To me it looks like a Haunted House because of the way the lights are shining.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Rocket Ship Down

Off to Montreal for a couple of days. This is a cool little building, no idea where 'cause I was lost when I found it... I'm sure that helps! I thought it was pretty random... You only see things like this in Montreal (or are at least WAY more likely to see them) compared to the rest of Canada.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Open Window

Really fun looking decoration on this building. I like the window... It reminds me a little of Shrek...

Friday, May 11, 2007

Looking up to the Heavens

Just lying down on the ground, look up to the rest of the world... There is so much out there beyond the blue that we don't know about... Hope it's more peaceful than our planet. :)
Pop over to Cheltenham DP if you don't believe our world is a mess...

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Old Tree

The storm is over, and all is well. Actually, it was a bit of a fake storm, not even any thunder! I was a little disappointed. Although I did get caught in the rain.
Anyway... I found this tree in a town called Elora, located near Waterloo. It has a lot of character; it looks so old and wise... I wouldn't mind having something like this in my house.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Start of a Storm

The storm JUST began... I'm counting down the minutes to when the power is going to go out. You can't really see it in the picture, but you can tell that everything is wet! I have a bad feeling that it's just going to get worse...
This is certainly a big difference compared to yesterday's perfectly blue sky. Hope y'all are having better weather than us!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Waterloo Pond

Just enjoying the weather with some ducks beside a nice little pond. I love being in school for the summer... This way I can be outside during the best parts of the day!
Tomorrow there is going to be a major storm in the city, I'll try to bring you the results!

Monday, May 7, 2007

My neighbour

This lovely fellow came to greet me during my first week in Waterloo. This photo was taken without zoom. This is how close this goose was to me. These animals are not afraid of people, which is a cause for concern. I think because Waterloo is a university town, and so many people feed the geese they have become very friendly (and overly obese).
But nonetheless it was nice to be greeted :)

Going Away

Sorry that I took such a long break! I was unpacking and my professors have already started to cram us with work... joyous.
One of my co-workers made me this cake (trifle actually) for my last day. It was probably one of the best things I have ever eaten. Absolutely delicious! And since it looks pretty nice too I thought I'd post some pictures of it and make everyone a little jealous.
Tomorrow, I will bring you pictures of my new home!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Telephone anyone?

Another classic London shot. Seriously, how can you NOT love this city?!?

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Classic London

Tower Bridge, classic London sky and the Thames. In my personal opinion, this is one of the best views in the world. For more London, checkout one of my favourite DP blogs London Daily Photo.