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?

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© 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!

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April Snow – A Haiku Poem

April Snow, photo by mzrosie

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

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© 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.

Ed Mirvish Theatre got Photobombed

Ed Mirvish Theatre, photo by mzrosie

A white suburban car photobombed my only shot of the Ed Mirvish Theatre, which is located in downtown Toronto.   It was noon, so traffic was heavy but I thought I got a clear shot.

Oh well.

 

Meet Razor – A Haiku Poem

Meet Razor, photo by mzrosie

Windless August night
Two shadows in the park
Meet Razor, the pig.

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© 2016 mzrosie

 

I don’t remember the name of Razor’s owner although I had bumped into them more than once while I was walking my dog, Snuffles.  Snuffles was cool with Razor.  He probably thought Razor was just another dog, who kinda smelled funny.

Meet Razor, photo by mzrosie
Meet Razor, photo by mzrosie

Midas Touch – A Haiku Poem

Midas Touch, photo by mzrosie

Blazing rays of sun

Burned my skin and torched my soul

Beware of Midas touch.

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© mzrosie 2016

 

I turned this concrete gray wall with yellow pipes into gold.  I’m rich!

Midas Touch, photo by mzrosie

 

If you didn’t get your Easter Eggs today…

Nearsighted Easter Bunnies, photo by mzrosie

… blame it on these nearsighted Easter bunnies.

I saw these cute Easter bunnies in the window display of an optometrist in my neighborhood here in Toronto.  So cute, don’t you think?

Below is our local community center displaying children’s lovely coloring arts.

Easter children’s art, photo by mzrosie

And below is an Easter egg plant in full bloom from one of my neighbors garden.  Where did you think the Easter Bunny got those colorful eggs?

Easter eggs, photo by mzrosie

Happy Easter everyone!

 

Winter is Back in Toronto

Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie

It never really left.  It was just hiding around the corner and, as soon as we put away our winter clothes, it came back with an evil grin.  Toronto had ice pellets that turned into freezing rain overnight and everything was covered with ice today.  It was really pretty to look at.  Definitely not for walking or driving though.  But hey, this is Canada.  We live in igloos.

Here are some pictures I took today on my way to the bakery:

Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie
Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie
Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie
Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie
Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie
Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie
Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie
Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie
Winter is Back in Toronto, photo by mzrosie

 

Meet Colin – Artist at Work

Meet Colin – Artist at Work, photo by mzrosie

This is Colin.  Colin is a spray paint artist, who has been working to eradicate graffiti in my neighborhood here in Toronto.   Colin was creating this mural on a detached double car garage last summer.  … that’s why he was shirtless, it was summer.   Just so you know.

Spray Paint Art by Colin, photo by mzrosie
Spray Paint Art by Colin, photo by mzrosie