Toronto moments

On our way to Taste of the Danforth last night, we spent a wee bit of time in traffic – there were so many events on including a Blue Jays game. Had some moments to take a few shots from the car.

 

Doors Open Toronto

For 11 years, Doors Open Toronto has offered people the opportunity to explore buildings, some not normally open to the public. There are 150 buildings open this year; we were only able to hit a few and all well worth the adventure.

A long list of buildings are open tomorrow as well – check it out: Doors Open Toronto

Here’s my favourite shot of the day:

I am not afraid of tomorrow

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today. – William Allen White

English Bay, Vancouver

Being a parent is an amazing journey which moves you through the days and years at a speed that is astounding. Where you are headed can sometimes be unknown, but I have come to discover that the purpose of the journey is truly about helping and guiding your children to find their place in the world, wherever it may be.

 

Wherever you go…

“Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

As the craziest week in a long time comes to an end, I realize I have not had my camera out once all week. My “weather” has been cloudy with meetings and now a nasty cold keeping me away from something I really enjoy. So, I am posting a photo from a year ago to remind me what I’ve been missing!

Walking forward

It’s hard to put into words the contentment of having everyone together. It is fortunate to have reasons for breaks in routine that create opportunities to share time yet I have every confidence that our family will come together throughout the years even if not on holidays. The time spent raising our children was the best investment in our future happiness imaginable.

Ubuntu – I am because we are.

Unexpected discovery

After a trip downtown, we decided to take a hike in High Park. Without a doubt, High Park is a jewel in the park system of Toronto. It is beautiful 12 months of the year and can attract large crowds daily. As yesterday was a warm November day, we knew that parking might be a challenge. Ever the optimist, I bypassed the first available parking and we somehow ended up out of the park without finding anything else. We thought we would just head home, but came to a street that we hoped might bring us back into the park.

To our surprise and delight, we came upon a street that led to paths that skirted the western edge of the park without taking you into the more heavily travelled areas. It was as if you were somewhere completely different – definitely not the middle of one of Canada’s largest urban areas. In our travels, we came across people hiking and running and even a diehard cyclist. It was definitely unexpected to find this wonderful, relatively untouched place to take photos and enjoy the amazing weather.

The first unexpected path

Looking across the pond

 

“The best things in life are unexpected – because there are no expectations” – Eli Khamarov