and they never cease to mesmerize me… .
This exhibit is always magical… The novelty this year (for me) was the walk through an enchanted forest, where trees lit up to the rhythm of music.
Another highlight of this summer in Montreal was the Chihuly exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts. I was instantly seduced by the vibrant colours and the exuberant shapes. I knew little about this American glass artist, who has mastered the art of transforming blown glass into giant sculptures. Yet I discovered that I had […]
The Montreal botanical gardens were host to this year’s “Mosaïcultures” exhibit. What an amazing display! Some of the pieces were simply whimsical but most of them illustrated a legend from their country of origin. Seeing workers fixing one gives you an idea of the scale of some of the pieces. And each and everyone of […]
On August 22nd, Jack Layton passed away. We lost a great man…an honourable politician…He was the leader of the New Democratic Party as well as leader of the official opposition. A few days before, when he knew he was losing his battle against cancer, he wrote a letter to his fellow Canadians. I am […]
Yesterday I saw an ad in the papers looking for grannies to serve as judges for something called: the Startup festival: “It’s been said that if you want your startup to succeed, make sure your grandmother can understand it. In this era of technology-for-technology’s sake, a no-nonsense perspective and a simple, repeatable explanation are priceless. […]
I cannot help myself! Every year I think that I will not take any more photos of the butterflies, yet I do…and they seduce me all over…
This is turning out to be the wetest summer in as long as I can remember. The wood on and around the house never dries so it is impossible to paint, the flowers are rotting in their pots, it is dark and dreary…there are endless repairs on the roads so that the drive into the […]
I went on my yearly pilgrimage at the botanical garden’s butterflies event. There were a few new specimens, like the yellow and black ones and the odd green one that seemed to be dressed in camouflage gear…. But it was a busy day and we had to wait in the cacti greenhouse… so I just […]
What can make 55,571 people gather from all over Montreal on a cold February night? Not a hockey game, not a political rally, not a rock concert…but…. A soccer match! Montreal’s Impact beat Mexico’s Santos Laguna 2 0 in the first game of the quarterfinal series of the CONCACAF Champions League. What a great way […]