Norwood Fair 2017

The Norwood Fair.

Always the same. Always a little bit different. Always fun. Always worth the drive. This year was no different. And the light was so beautiful that I got way too many great photos.

So rather then post a few, here’s a whole bunch to feast on during this harvest season.

Flowers, Bees, Musics

I had been neglecting this geranium and over the years it became a spindly length of stalks with a few leaves. But late this summer I re-potted it.

I had no idea what kind of flowers it would produce.

I’m so happy to find out. It’s quite lovely.

This chrysanthemum, also. I had left it out all winter. In the spring, it seemed like it wouldn’t recover.

But there was one root with a tiny set of leaves. I potted that root and put it in a nice sunny place with lots of water. These fall coloured flowers are my reward.

The pollen is the bee’s reward. Here on a marigold, I suspect the pollen jacket on the bee is actually from that mum.

Another thing of beauty that comes with much care and tending is music. I got to listen to some excellent music last night. This is Lucila Al Mar.

Lucila is in the process of driving and gigging across Canada to Vancouver. Check out her powerful voice when she comes to your town.

And more excellent power came from our local Sarah DeCarlo.

Another excellent songwriter and musician worth watching.

Here’s to the staying power of flowers, bees and excellent musicians. May they all continue to grow as the seasons pass.

October Colour

image of a small, leafless, fall tree with large colourfull fall leaved trees behindThose of you who follow me on Instagram and Facebook may have seen these already, but I thought they were worth a re-post here.

The one above is called “Ambition.” I was struck by the way the little, bare tree was framed by it’s large, showy cousins. Read more “October Colour”

Going Down to Jackson Showings

GDJ_Ackhurst Hi all,

I don’t usually post more than once a week, but I wanted to let you know where and when you can see the projections of my Going Down to Jackson project.

It’s going to be projected on the sides of buildings in various locations downtown all of this week. Read more “Going Down to Jackson Showings”