Reflections of the Past

….fond memories of the High Park Zoo

When I was very young, about three to be exact, I remember going to the High Park
Zoo with my parents and little sister. I loved feeding the ducks and seeing what I thought at the time were exotic animals. Those exotic animals would have been bison, deer and camels. I remember bringing bags of carrots and I can still feel the pull that the deer exerted when nibbling on the these treats as I held them through the wire fence.fullsizeoutput_6c52

I recall going there quite often because we lived fairly close by. I loved walking on the stone ledges pretending to balance on a precarious cliff. In the warm weather my parents would dress us in our Sunday best and we would walk down by Grenadier Pond and around the beautiful gardens. It was also a favourite place to take visitors.

Last Sunday my husband and I drove to High Park (it’s a bit far to walk to now), parked the car and started to walk along the pathways. When we got to the top of one hill I made a request to head down towards the zoo. I felt like a kid again. The camels are no longer there but the deer and bison still reside in this zoo. Feeding the animals is now completely forbidden.


Do you visit a place that brings back fond memories from when you were a child?

A Month of Squares in March – Day 3

….thanks to Becky over at The Life of B for hosting #MarchSquares

The challenge rules are quite simple. The most important one to remember is that your main photograph must be a square.


And that’s really the only rule! As whilst this is a daily blogging challenge it is entirely up to you how often you post. It is also up to you how you interpret the two themes.

  1. ‘Squared Squares’ – think multiple squares and squares within squares
  2. ‘Squaring the Circle’ – the perfect post will be a circle within a square

Today’s post will be squaring the circle.


March Squares – Day 1

thanks to Becky for hosting March Squares

I’m combining today’s challenge with Evelyn’s Collage Challenge and my 365 days of art (day 52).

Week 8 of the Collage Challenge from the book The Collage Workbook by Randel Plowman is Reassemble. This week we were to take an image and cut it into squares of the same size. Then we were to reassemble the squares into a new collage. Unfortunately I didn’t take a photo of the original picture. It was an animated penguin.