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Wednesday, August 31, 2016



Wind turbine powering some of the facilities at the CNE grounds. Toronto Windmill (Exhibition Place Turbine), is a 91-metre windmill belonging to WindShare co-operative, erected on December 18, 2002. It is the first wind turbine installed in a major North American urban city centre. The turbine production capacity helps displace up to 380 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually, which is the equivalent of taking 1,300 cars off the road or planting 30,000 trees each year.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sweet is the memory of distant friends!

Sweet is the memory of distant friends!
Like the mellow rays of the departing sun,
it falls tenderly,
yet sadly,
on the heart. 
~ Washington Irving ~

Monday, August 22, 2016

Spending days wisely

Yesterday is a cancelled check;
tomorrow is a promissory note;
today is ready cash. Spend it wisely.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Race Car Livery by TonFerns

in Mississauga, Ontario.
by TonFerns 
 Hand-cut pressure-sensitive vinyl
applied on a car that raced (and won!)
in Las Vegas.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Sturgeon Moon


~ 17 August 2016, Mississauga ~ 
Some Native American tribes called the August
Moon the “Sturgeon Moon” because they knew that the sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this Full Moon. They also called August's Moon the “Full Green Corn Moon.”
 ~ The Old Farmer's Almanac ~ 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kanak Vrindavan Mahal - Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Art was a palace once, things great and fair,
And strong and holy, found a temple there.
~ Richard Le Gallienne

Kanak Vrindavan is a garden in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It is built in a valley surrounded by Aravali hills and is located on the way to the Amer Fort at the bottom of the Nahargarh hill. The place is approx 8 km north of the Jaipur city.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Flower - Rose of Sharon

by Rabindranath Tagore

Pluck this little flower
and take it, delay not!
I fear lest it droop
and drop into the dust.

I may not find a place in thy garland,
but honour it with a touch of
pain from thy hand and pluck it.
I fear lest the day end before I am aware,
and the time of offering go by.

Though its colour be not deep
and its smell be faint,
use this flower
in thy service
and pluck it while there is time.

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus Syriacus) is a common name that has been applied to several different species of flowering plants that are valued in different parts of the world. It is also a biblical expression. 

The name "Rose of Sharon" first appears in English in 1611 in the King James Version of the Bible. ~ Wikipedia. Shrub AltheaAlso known as the Korean Rose, it is the national flower of South Korea and also called shrub althea.

What's in a name? that which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet. ~ William Shakespeare.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Great News - Dahlia's Interview on CTV coming up!

Exciting news!

Dahlia (my daughter) will be on 

with super host Jaime G
this Friday, Aug 12 from 7-9am EST
with talented guitarist Miles Finlayson.

Chatting TD Markham Jazz Festival

singing tunes from her upcoming EP
while touching your taste buds 
with the sweet tastes of

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Cross across the river crossing - Amherstburg, Ontario

It was evening.
I drove leisurely along the river bank.
And then I came across
this cross
in silhouette
in the sunset
at the river crossing
in Amherstburg, Ontario.

Friday, August 05, 2016

My Daughter Dahlia's new EP song release

Super excited to share the pre-release (sneak peak) of my daughter Dahlia Fernandes' first single 'Everybody Learns' of her second EP.

Produced by talented producer and multi-instrumentalist NICK NAME.

Written by: Dahlia Fernandes
Instrumental by: NICK NAME
Additional Engineering: Kevin Dietz and Erik Solarski
Additional Backup Vocals - Dylan J. Usher

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Single Art Story by Dahlia Fernandes

by Dahlia Fernandes

Recently, I asked my sweet 4 year old nephew (my brother Denzil's Son, Ari Lukasz if he wanted to paint a picture of his parents. He was super excited and rushed to get all his paints and paper.

I asked him to first draw his mum Kate who he quickly drew up on the right hand side of the page and then his dad who he put to her left. I then asked him to draw a "heart" between them and he asked me to remind him what a heart shaped looked like so I shaped both my hands to form a heart to which he responded promptly with "Oh yeh! I know that...mmm but I don't want to draw that Daya (his way of calling me 'Dahlia'). I don't want to draw that heart, I want to draw another type of heart".

I was confused. My whole life I always thought of a heart being symbolically drawn one way. I asked him what he meant and what he started to explain to me blew me away.

He asked me "Hmm...what's Daddy's age?" I told him what it was and he went and grabbed a circular gear from his Lego Box and came back to his painting (you can see it in the pic below). He said "This is Daddy's heart!" and put it on the paper and with his paint outlined the shape. He then asked me for his mom's age who is slightly younger than his dad so he went and grabbed a slightly smaller circular gear from his Lego box and came back and put the piece to my face and said "This is Mommy's heart!" and put it on the piece of paper inside his "daddy's heart" and drew a second circle with it. I was speechless. He then proceeded to paint his heart inside the two circles and in absolute joy screamed "All done!".

I quickly painted his name on the bottom right hand corner of the page as he cannot write his name yet.

I sent the image as inspiration to the incredible designer @creative.destination who did an amazing job bringing it all together with absolute genius and creativity! The result? A happy smile on my face for a very long time and a lesson I learned in thinking outside the box on what "Love/Heart" can be.
Everybody Learns (to Love) - Single Releasing Soon!

Dahlia Fernandes