Luminato Redux

Luminato is a ten day Summer Festival in Toronto that has a serious problem – it is way too stuffy and controlling. There is a website list of ten does and don”ts before you even arrive on the grounds. Supposedly geared for family fun – don”t bring an oversized bag – it may be confiscated. …

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Scottish Country Dancing

Toronto Edwards Gardens has a reputation for great floral displays throughout the year; but recently I got a most pleasant surprise beyond the floral beauties and lilac fragrances. What caught this observers senses were the sights and sounds of Scottish Country Dancing on the grounds by the Garden”s old barn: The music guided me and …

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Birthday Boy in Town

What does a Birthday Boy do in Town ? Why of course – he takes some pictures and writes a poem To his Sweetheart, Madame Spring Spring, my delicate white to satin beauty what can I trill and sing to thee tremulously to invite your attentions and soft whispers? Spring, do you reply saucy rouged …

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Toronto Cavalcade of Lights

Maybe I have cabin fever or a progressively worse Vitamin D deficiency; but every year the Toronto Cavalcade of Lights program seems to be getting bigger and better. The Cavalcade of Lights starts the last week of November and culminates the week before Christmas as a series of light shows in Nathan Phillips Square and …

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Kensington Market TGPA Outing

TGPA – Toronto Guild of Photographic Artists has a number of outings throughout the year. In the Fall, especially, outings are quite helpful in order to meet new members, get help on any photo problems, and generally hone your image taking skills (as if the Summer offered any break in pictue taking). There were enough …

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