Monthly Archives: March 2015

It Must Be Spring

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spring blnds richardson buildingThey’re up!  I walk through the ground floor of the Richardson Building almost everyday going to and from appointments and my various part-time jobs. spring blinds richardson building winnipegThey have these enormous blinds on all the high windows in the foyer area and they change with each season.  spring blinds richardson building winnipegEven if you never left the building you’d realize when a new season has begun because the former season’s blinds are gone and the new ones appear.  spring blinds richardson buildingThis morning it is nearly ten degrees below zero and there are snow flurries predicated but I know its spring because the spring blinds are up in the Richardson Building. Go and see for yourself! spring blinds richardson building
Note: With thanks to my brother-in-law Harvey for the idea

Other posts about Richardson Building Art……..

Tom Lamb

Seal River Crossing

North Watch

Tree Children

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Whose Shoes?

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abandoned shoes on portage avenueI was walking to work down Portage Avenue quite early on Friday morning, when I saw this pair of black shoes abandoned beside a building.  They were placed almost artistically against the wall and looked like a perfectly good pair of men’s shoes nicely polished.  Who could have left them there? The temperature dipped down around the zero mark on Thursday night.  I hope the shoeless person didn’t freeze their toes. I’m going to check if the shoes are still there this morning on my way to work.  

Other posts about Portage Avenue…….

Have You Lost Your Marbles?

The Pigeon King

The Paddock Restaurant

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Falling in Love

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I dare you to visit the space at the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) devoted to the work of Elisapee Ishulutaq and not fall in love with her and her art.

Photo- Office of the Governor General of CanadaPhoto- Office of the Governor General of Canada

 Elisapee is 90 years old and last year she was made a member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her artistic and community contributions. elisapee ishulutaq mural winnipeg art galleryOne wall at the WAG holds a bright and lively mural she made in 2014.  You can watch a video and look at photos of Elisapee getting out of her wheel chair, kneeling down and fearlessly starting to draw marks with her oil sticks on a long piece of paper to make her mural.

Photo - Winnipeg Art Gallery websitePhoto – Winnipeg Art Gallery website

 For five days she slid along the floor in her apron, seal skin boots and knitted sweater, with her wire frame glasses perched on her nose…

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Brrrr! It’s Cold

It seemed awfully cold in Winnipeg yesterday, our first day back in sub zero temperatures after spending two months in sunny Arizona. The events of the day really warmed me up though.

A snuggle in our familiar bed under our thick duvet and quilt.parlour coffee window

A hand-made Americano with Dave at the Parlour Coffee Shop just down the block accompanied by freshly made bannock slathered in home-made berry jam.

A nice long talk on the phone with my Dad.

Afternoon coffee in our sunny livingroom with an interesting couple who are exploring buying a condo in our building.

Hot pho soup at a local Vietnamese restaurant with my brother.tickets to pippin

Watching the Garden City Collegiate musical Pippin. What talented young performers! One of the directors of the production was my daughter-in-law and it was great to hug her again after two months away

The Modern Family cast was up to their usual funny antics

The Modern Family cast was up to their usual funny antics

And before bed a glass of wine and laughing at the Modern Family episode my considerate husband had PVR’d for me.

Despite the freezing temperatures it is possible to have a nice heart- warming day in Winnipeg.

Other related posts……….

Eating Bannock Voyageur Style

Parlour Coffee Shop Visit

Winter in Winnipeg

Best Soup in Winnipeg

 

 

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