I'm back from Poland and all I can say right now is that it was so awesome. I'm not ready to share photos, memories or feelings. I am treasuring them all to myself for the time being. It was a big trip with a lot of big feelings attached to it so I think it may take a while for me to decide what to share. For now, I am becoming re-acquainted with Hamilton, falling back in love with my city and making plans (big and small) for the summer.

I've been wandering my neighbourhood, trying new routes back and forth to work on my bike, making delicious food and eating it in the backyard, caring for the plants that survived my absence and putting my life back into order. I took hundreds of photos in Poland so I haven't had the camera out at all since my trip but I did take a few photos of my neighbourhood right before I left.

I took these photos exactly one month ago. Just a couple of things in my neighbourhood that made me smile.

Carpets of flowers are better than grass

House trim that reminds me of doilies and crochet

A cheerful garden hose 

Cute houses I would love to call my own

Houses painted white

Weather worn wooden sheds at the end of secret alleys

Kittens in awkward positions 

Tonight I'm going to throw the frisbee around in the park with Rysio and Wally. Afterwards I am meeting a friend for tea and she is going to return some plants I asked her to take care of before I left for Algonquin Park last summer. I'm really excited to be getting them back (even though I secretly feel like a neglectful plant-mama for leaving them with her for so long)! Life is full of fun and friends right now, I have it pretty sweet.


  1. I like you blog :)))waiting for pictures from Poland :)))Greetings from Cracow :)

    1. Thank you Iza! I have put a few photos from Poland and I plan to show a few more in the coming weeks. Hopefully I will be back sometime and you can show me around Cracow!

  2. Anonymous12.9.12

    "Carpets of flowers are better than grass." Invasive, non-native plants are NOT better than grass.

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  4. Grass found on North American lawns is not a native plant. I agree that native plants is the ideal choice, do you have any suggestions about particular species people should be planting in their yards? I am partial to clover lawns but I'm not sure how native it is to Ontario.


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