Layers – Digital Art using Photo Editors

Layers, created using Photo Editors

I wanted to call this “Stairway to Heaven” but it was a tad over dramatic and my friends might go “What?”  So, “Layers” it is.

I created Layers using Photoscape, which is a free photo editing software.  It was so much fan using different filters such as distort, cellophane, newsprint and glasstile, to create the different designs below.



Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part #2

Here is another beautiful mural commissioned by the Chinatown BIA (Business Improvement Areas) located on Dundas St. East, just east of Spadina Avenue, in Toronto.

Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part 2
Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part 2
Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part 2


April is Daffodil Month in Canada

April is Daffodil Month in Canada

April is Daffodil Month, which is the Canadian Cancer Society ‘s national fundraising campaign for the fight against cancer.

The daffodil is a symbol of strength and courage in the fight against cancer.

In my Toronto neighbourhood, there is a patch of daffodils in our local park to remember those who passed because of cancer, to celebrate cancer survivors, and to give courage to those who are fighting cancer at present.

Cancer can be beaten.


Guardian Angel – Haiku Poem

Guardian Angel

She is always there
Protecting me from evil
My guardian angel.

© 2016 mzrosie

Do you believe in guardian angels?  I do.  Mine is right here.  Yours is right beside you.


Purple Tulips for Prince

Purple Tulips for Prince

I’m still in shock.  Music legend Prince is dead at 57.

Rest in Peace, my sweet Prince.  You will never be forgotten.

Here are purple tulips for you.


Batman – A Poem



Walking down a lane
One bright sunny day
A shadow fell over me
“Batman, is that you?”
He said, “Maybe.”

© 2016 mzrosie


Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part #1

I was surprised to see really cool murals in our Chinatown in downtown Toronto today.

Here is one of the many stunning murals commissioned by the Chinatown BIA (Business Improvement Areas) located on Dundas St. East, just east of Spadina Avenue.

Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part #1
Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part #1
Toronto Chinatown Murals – Part #1



Fiery Sky

Fiery Sky – Toronto, April 12, 2016

We seldom see fiery sky here in Toronto.  So, imagine how excited I was to see this on my way home yesterday.  Dusk could not have been more beautiful… to me.



Isn’t it supposed to be spring? – A Poem

Snowy Day in April, photo by mzrosie

Looking out the window
and what do I see?
A beautiful snowy winter day
But isn’t it supposed to be spring?
When flowers bloom
and robins sing?
When we put on rubber boots
and play in the pouring rain?
Mother Nature, what’s happening?
Don’t wanna be disrespecful
’cause ’tis a beautiful day after all
But calendar shows it is April
It is supposed to be spring.
Well, isn’t it?

© 2016 mzrosie

I took that picture this morning from my balcony.  Snow coming down in April.  It didn’t last long, for today anyway.  More snow in the forecast here in Toronto.  Lucky us!


April Snow – A Haiku Poem

April Snow, photo by mzrosie

Crocus are blooming
Other spring bulbs poking up
Despite April snow.

© 2016 mzrosie


Well, it’s official.  Winter is not yet over here in Toronto.  Forecast is that more snow is coming our way.   Here are a few pictures I shot today around my neighborhood.