Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ontario - Fall 2008 - Day 4

The air was clear and warm, the sun bright and Mississagua Lake still on the morning of Sunday, October 11, 2008.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ontario - Fall 2008 - Day 3

Liis and I spent most of yesterday traveling from Meaford to Mississagua Lake, near Buckhorn, Ontario, Canada.We’re staying in a lake cottage owned by Liis’ sister and brother-in-law. It’s my third visit to the cottage over the past five years; Liis has been here on many more occasions.

Liis on the cottage steps with baby niece Sophia

Ella’s (another niece) dollhouse on top of the car

The lake and colorful Autumn leaves are beautiful in this year’s unseasonably sunny and warm weather:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ontario - Fall 2008 - Day 2

Liis and I arrived in Meaford, Ontario, Canada, on October 8, 2008. We had a wonderful dinner - courtesy of Liis’ step-mother, Mary MacDonald - and got a great night’s sleep before spending part of the following day in town.

This is our second Fall visit to Meaford over the past few years during the community’s Scarecrow Festival.

Liis, her father Willard MacDonald, step-mother Mary MacDonald, brother Baron Marcus and I went for coffee at McGinty’s CafĂ© in Meaford.

Liis & her father, Willard MacDonald

Liis, Willard, Baron Marcus & Mary

McGinty’s co-proprietor Kevin MacInnes

McGinty’s proprietors Kevin MacInnes & Linda Fleming MacInnes

Ontario - Fall 2008 - Day 1

Liis and I arrived in Toronto via Air Canada on October 7. We stayed overnight in the apartment of Liis’ brother, Baron Marcus, a database guru and front man of the Gothic surf band Vampire Beach Babes.

Baron Marcus

On October 8, Liis and I had an appointment with Toronto-area real estate agent Iris Li. We met at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and Iris showed us a number of for sale homes in high-rise condominium buildings in downtown Toronto.

Royal York Hotel

Royal York Hotel

Royal York Hotel

Royal York Hotel

Liis and Iris entering a high-rise condominium project

After touring condos, we walked around downtown Toronto before leaving the city.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Jeffrey Bishop at Catherine Person Gallery

An exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist Jeffrey Bishop opened at Catherine Person Gallery on October 2, 2008. Before moving East, the artist lived and worked in Seattle and continues to serve the Seattle art community as a member of the Henry Art Gallery Advisory Council.

Jeffrey Bishop

Catherine Person (center), Deborah Paine (right)

Artist Jeffry Mitchell (left)