Saturday, January 19, 2008


This week, I saw the Neville Park "mini-ravine" for the first time. I was driving down Victoria Park Avenue to meet a friend in the Beaches neighbourhood. Vic Park gets very quiet and residential down by the lake. It jogs slightly to the east at Bracken Avenue... and that's where I had to stop and take a look.

In front of me was a landscape I had never seen before, yet it was strangely familiar. I've had a recurring dream about an almost exact replica of this beautiful, south-facing, tree-lined ravine.

The light was poor, but I took a photo anyway. You can see Lake Ontario in the background.

On my way back home, I got this shot of downtown Toronto on Kingston Road, just east of Woodbine. Again... not the best light. I shot several, but my hands were freezing and the best vantage point was in the middle of the road.

Once home, I did this:

It's basically the same thing I've done with this blog. I haven't quit or bailed on it for Facebook, but I needed to unplug for a while. I've been getting used to some management changes at work. I'm also getting used to a new régime of anti-depressants. Let's hope the third SSRI's the charm!


Steven said...

I thought you were going to say, "When I got home, I was full of gas," or something to that effect.

Tells you a lot about my mindset.

tornwordo said...

Glad to hear you're just unplugging a bit. Oh and nice ravine.

Dead Robot said...

Finally I can put you on RSS feed again.

I love that park too. The homes in there are monsterous and will be the first to go in an earthquake (jealous much).

Phronk said...

Good luck with the getting happy and all that. I hear you with how changes can make blogging go lower on the priority scale.

Snooze said...

I love the dashboard photo. Welcome back!

St. Butchie said...

Nice post, grandma.


sirbarrett said...

It's good to see that you city slickers are still tough enough to move about and go outside once it gets below zero.

How are you liking the new antidepressants? Don't you think it's little unfair that you get to go on antidepressants while the rest of us walk around pissed off while people simply tell us to be happy?

Oh, wait: "Remarkably, the patients on sertraline had much higher rate of sexual dysfunction (61% vs 10% for men and 41% vs 7% for women), nausea, diarrhea, somnolence and sweating as well as rate of discontinuation due to the side effects (13% vs 3%) than the patients on bupropion"

That's no fun!

Jason said...

You know I may be no expert, but I am really worried to hear that you are going to get yourself addicted to psychiatric drugs. Why don't you just try and cheer up or pull yourself up by your bootstraps. Wow, I'm really disappointed in you. You are a bad person.

Kunstemæcker said...

yeah facebook is kind of killing blogs in general. Too bad.

madamerouge said...

sirB: that's right

Remarkably, the patients on sertraline had much higher rate of sexual dysfunction

time for teh c1al1s! JAJAJAJAJA!

Jack said...

That view, it's kind of haunting, isn't it?