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...the grass is riz, wonder where my pictures is. Well, wonder no longer, picspam lovers, because the other day Shoemom and I discovered Edwards Gardens, a beautiful civic parkland nestled up in North York. One of those old estates turned public gardens, which just parenthetically I think is a terrific way to maintain your legacy. Not only do you get to be thought of as public-spirited, but also as having really good taste.

Anyway, thanks to dear old Rupert Ed., Torontonians have an absolutely amazing amount of stroll-ready nature, right there below the Ford dealership. Between all the Olde Englishe tidiness and the scampering fauna is created the (slightly unsettling) feeling you've stumbled onto open auditions for the latest Disney feature. Ducks on the pond, squirrels racing through the branches, chipmunks scurrying over rocks, robins and cardinals singing from the eaves and - would you believe - a plump little muskrat trotting busily down the path. I love muskrats; I've never seen anything that looks so much like a stuffed animal of itself.

So between this walk and a couple others, I was inspired to create a little Welcome Spring catalogue: 

evening crick  rock garden hyacinth

white crocus slips      single crocus in leaves     heather

sea of squill     perfect purple pansy    

magnolia3     magnolia4     magnolia5

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Date: 2009-04-25 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Wait a minute... you've only recently discovered Edwards Garden? I'm just really surprised! I've been going to Edwards Garden since I was a kid. One of my really good friends had her wedding pictures taken there.

Lovely pictures though. So nice that some flowers are already out. Can't wait til the trees turn green again.

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Date: 2009-04-25 10:56 pm (UTC)
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Thanks. And yes...yes, I know. There are very few parts of the city Shoemom and I aren't familiar with, but for some reason our track record when it comes to visiting public gardens is way off. :)

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Date: 2009-04-25 11:53 pm (UTC)
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Date: 2009-04-26 03:25 am (UTC)
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I KNOW! Actual colour on the landscape! I had to take pictures because I can't quite believe it.

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Date: 2009-04-26 03:27 am (UTC)
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What lovely pictures - so nice to see flowers again!! Up here in Grey county the snow is basically gone, but the ground is still pretty wet, although the daffodils are making headway.

**Waits excitedly for the Iris to emerge & bloom**

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Date: 2009-04-26 03:52 am (UTC)
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Ooh, yes - I love the little blue flags, the deep colour of them...hmmmmm...[makes mental note for next photo set] Thanks!


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