Around the Block

Back in the old days we lived in downtown Toronto on a lot that was about 25 feet wide. We  lived in a three storey house, took public transit and rented a car when we wanted to get away from it all.

I enjoyed my city garden, but always wanted a bit more space to grow tomatoes and a few other things.

And then the kids were in university all of a sudden and we escaped to rural Ontario. DH took early retirement – for a few hours only- and the next day was a professor at a different university. I, on the other hand, began growing vegetables, mowing the ten acres, and  growing clematis. And yes, at the age of sixty, I finally got my Ontario driver’s license.

Join me for a drive around the neighborhood!

Our next door neighbour at work

further down the road

Typical signs at the intersection

Fern sells her flowers at the corner.

Always something of interest to buy

If you need to go to town, there’s free parking, whether for your car or your horse and buggy.

It hasn’t been as calm as you might think, but we enjoy our new busy life!


About fromourisland

Gardener, knitter, wife, mother of 2, grandmother, and lots more.
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3 Responses to Around the Block

  1. Michelle says:

    Other than the horse and buggy sign your neighborhood looks a lot like mine. Thanks for the tour Marie.

  2. How lovely! what a great ‘drive around the block’. One of the things I”ve enjoyed most about meeting so many gardeners from so many different areas of this continent is to see all the different locales we all live in. Great post Marie!

  3. Sue says:

    Lots of great local stuff to eat! Thanks for the tour.

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