Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Sounds of These Hours

Surely there is something in the unruffled calm of nature that overawes our little anxieties and doubts; the sight of the deep-blue sky and the clustering stars above seems to impart a quiet to the mind.

Jonathan Edwards

Hello all!

Im sorry I couldn't post as often as I would have liked it..it has been incredibly busy these last weeks..luckily I've taken pictures so I can give you a glimpse as to moments that I've tried to capture.

Only one more week until the last embrace of Summer... in a sense, I'm looking forward to Fall and the little exciting bits of events that I have the privilege to attend- it'll certainly carry a busy atmosphere, but after weeks of laid-back leisure, I'm ready to take the plunge.

Some of the reads that I've been catching up on over the course of this month. There's never a moment where I have gone into a bookstore and came out empty-handed. There's always so much more to acquire into my personal library, not to mention interesting reads that cuts through time and places!

I love moments when I take strolls about campus and I breathe in the quiet splendor that surrounds me. This was by Knox College down by the University of Toronto, and this was the first place I met my boyfriend as well, so it really has a significant attachment for me.

I love to explore the many places my campus has in store. For example, Trinity College on the inside and out, really looks like something from the Harry Potter novels or Oxford. This is the courtyard behind Trinity.

What a spectacular view. I entered a room that had a black grand piano in the corner and it was just so peaceful- the sort of setting I could take comfort in with a book and some music in the background.

On Sundays, I would often head to the Antique Market down at the St. Lawrence, where last week, I was able to find these amazing vintage postcards that literally got me bouncing up and down inside- take a look! It was fantastic coming across these treasures.

The best sort of walks are mostly towards the end of the day, just when there's enough daylight to fall through the trees and there's this glimmer from the remains of the sun that just radiates everywhere- from the tops of trees, to the blades of grass. I experienced such a small wonder when Tim and I took a walk near St. Clair West.

It was my first time exploring the area, and I couldn't believe I didn't think of coming here before- I'm glad I had the opportunity, or else I wouldn't be able to have felt the way I did.

It was so interesting seeing the wetlands as we approached deeper into path, and seeing aspects like this one, Tim and I pondered as to what sort of animal could inhabit this hole- a fox maybe? Or perhaps a family of bunnies- I wish!

Coming across huge trees such as these ones, and the intricacy of their roots left me in a bit of awe- to me, they reminded me of the trees in the story The Little Prince, where the Prince wonders off to explore other planets, and hears about a planet full of trees such as these.
To see this in real life... well it brought out the little girl in me in terms of leaving a smile on my face.

And just yesterday, I went to the Canadian National Exhibition, where Tim ended up winning a Domo for me which I simply adore, not to mention that there was without a doubt, cotton candy and ferris wheel moments. In my mind, I thought it was a great way to end the Summer. I took this shot while up on a larger ferris wheel- the view of the city was really lovely as well.

And that's all for now, ciao!

Note: All these pictures were taken by yours truly.


  1. Oh,darling, I have yet again taken a bite out of your world. How riveting are your outings! I am truly green with envy!

  2. Oh wow, a Harry Potter-esque world tucked right in Toronto? I simply must visit there next time I'm in town! Hope you're having a lovely "pre-fall"... magical times, indeed!


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