Sunday, March 29, 2009

A walk to the park

It was such a gorgeous day yesterday that I had to go out for one of my long walks. I headed east to the botanical gardens. It was so nice, I only wore a sweatshirt and I was surprised to see the ponds still frozen at the gardens. The birds seemed confused walking around on the ice.

I took this shot because you can see the stadium from two vantage points. The funicular runs up the "spine" of the inclined tower.

Cattails from last season. Everything just gets frozen in place once winter descends, which if I recall correctly, happened quickly and brutally.

My cheap haircut and cheap sunglasses. Who cares? I had the sunshine and bossa nova blaring.

I took a lot of tree pics. They look so strikingly bare against the blue sky. These willows will produce an opaque canopy of leaves in May.

I had promised myself not to spend any money which is why I walked to the gardens but then instead of walking back home the way I came, I decided to loop back via the Promenade Ontario, which sounds far classier than it is. That's how I ended up at Value Village trying on dress pants. I scored TWO pair that fit me perfectly for $5 apiece. I don't really consider that spending money, more like winning it. Have a lovely Sunday peeps.

13 comments:

"Just David!" said...

I can't believe there's still ice on anything. Down here, spring has sprung and in a day or two it will be full on summer and hot as hell. Great pics, and does the Value Village have anything in a 31/34?

Rick said...

You're a bit colder than we are. Though you wouldn't really know it's spring.

Java said...

Wow! $5 for dress pants? That's incredible.

I had to look up "funicular." I asked Superman and he almost knew it. You know how you recognize a word but can't quite remember what it means? Drove him crazy. You work here is done.

Roxrocks said...

I can't believe you don't have snow on the ground! I still have two feet of it! *sigh*

Do you say Value Village or do you say Valoo Vehlhage? You know, to make it sound fancy?

truthspew said...

No more ice down here. Rain sure, but no ice. Temps are floating up towards 60F too.

Summer said...

Don't you just love a bargain! I'd go back and buy two more pair.

Mel said...

Was your haircut cheaper than mine?

latt├ęgirl said...

Were your sunglasses cheaper than mine?

latt├ęgirl said...

Also, Rox made me giggle. Value Village actually has an official French name, and most people use that: Villages des Valeurs.

Also: love the cattails in ice.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Cheap pants to match the cheap shades. Nice work, TW!

A Lewis said...

Are you saying that you're cheap?

Birdie said...

Where's the pic with your new pants?

It snowed here today. Allow me to elaborate: IT SNOWED HERE TODAY. Where's the sun?

Mark in DE said...

Your hair cut is cute, and I'm lovin' the facial scruff.