Monday, March 19, 2007

Spring Flowers

Spring is trying to break through. This "Christmas Rose" or Helleborus atrorubens is now blooming as well as Skunk Cabbage. I also found a crocus blooming and 6 other flowers that have been blooming, off and on, during the late winter. Brevipetala Witchhazel, Ruby Glow Witch Hazel, Snowdrops, Common Chickweed, Purple Dead Nettle & Hairy Bitercress.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Art Show in Progress

The art show at the You/Me Gallery in Hamilton opened last Friday evening. Here are two photos taken by Fleur-Ange from the show.

Above are two works by Linda Rapai. I believe the one on the right is a print but the one on the left included a print, some collage, some graphite work, and . . .

In this second photo, one of my sculptures in on the stand. The six acrylic painting on the wall by the door were done by Gail Peck. Above the six painting near the ceiling is a long photo print by Gerald Allain. He has a second long photo print on the wall to the right also near the ceiling. The larger painting on the right wall was done by Lorraine Darke.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Interesting Day

I started my day with my usual volunteering at the Royal Botanical Gardens then went out looking for blooming plants. The same three plants that I have seen since January were still blooming. Two species of Witch Hazel that are planted in the RBG Woodland Garden are still blooming and the Common Chickweed that I found near an evergreen tree continues to bloom whenever I can find it. I went down into the valley to look for Skunk Cabbage. I got into snow up over my knees and decided that today was not a Skunk Cabbage day but then I heard the sound of the first Red-winged Blackbirds of the season. Spring is on the way!

On the way back home, I glanced over the Hamilton Harbour, which was frozen over, and saw, for the first time in several years, iceboats! I managed to get a few photos with my camera in spite of them being very far out on the ice.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Églantine's Art

Sneak Preview, originally uploaded by Églantine.

This is part of Églantine 's showing for the art show in the YouMe Gallery in Hamilton starting this weekend. This was taken a couple of days ago before the project was finished.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Chosen, originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer.

This is one of two of my sculptures that will be in an exhibition at the YouMe Gallery in Hamilton, Ontario starting this weekend. Églantine will have a large painting in the show. I shall attempt to get it posted on this blog tomorrow.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


It's a bit frustrating for me that I can no long run like I used to i.e. it took me nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes to run 21 km. On the other hand, several of the people I grew up with and some of the people I taught school with never even lived to see 64 so maybe I don't have that much to complain about. I suspect that many of those people never bothered to train enough to run a half-marathon. Still . . .