Wednesday, September 3, 2008

September days are here..Sunflowers ...

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This picture is for my grandchildren Ella, Yoel and Daniel in Sweden.

"By all these lovely tokens September days are here
With summer's best of weather
And autumn's best of cheer."-

(Author Unknown)
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Monday, September 1, 2008

Rosetta McClain Gardens - a visit...

The City of Toronto is a city within a park.
Last week I visited the Rosetta McClain gardens.
The garden is located on Kingston Road in Scarborough.
A short distance from Bluffer's Park and Guildwood Gardens.

Toronto has 1,460 parks, including parkettes, which cover 8,000 hectares of green space.
Some of best gardens in Toronto include James Gardens in Etobicoke, the Music Garden at the waterfront at Queen’s Quay, Rosetta McClain Gardens in Scarborough and the Toronto Botanical Garden. Wonderful floral displays in these gardens greet the visitors.
Valley trails that follow rivers and creeks, as well as other wilderness trails, allow residents and visitors to enjoy nature in peaceful surroundings.
Toronto has over 200 kilometres of off-road trails.
Our Rouge Park in Scarborough has one of the best nature trails in Toronto.

entrance to Rosetta McClain gardens

this plaque shows the layout of this magnificent garden

view from the garden over Lake Ontario

the garden features this huge water fountain

many trees, plants and flowers are on display

remnants of an old cottage

interesting tree

another wonderful flower display

Hibiscus moscheutos

water fountain surrounded by flowers

stunning roses from the rose garden

flowers galore..

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Sunday, August 31, 2008