I hope you’ve all been well, and have bundled up whenever you’ve ventured outside lately. It’s been quite chilly. And please be careful when you drive or use the sidewalks. Both can be quite slippery. Also a friendly reminder to “wash those hands” frequently. Bugs can be quite stubborn, and like to take ownership of our body. And they never seem to ask for our permission.
I’ve decided to share some photos with you today. I think you will enjoy them. They may even give you a chuckle. During the last few weeks, of this month, I have visited the Toronto Zoo as well as Allan Gardens in Toronto. As I have mentioned in previous blogs these are two of my favourite places. I wanted to try the camera and video component on my new Samsung phone. And I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pictures. See what you think.
The pictures from the zoo are quite delightful. I am certain the animals knew they were having their pictures taken. They became very active and quite delightful to watch. I see some stars in the making. Address: 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto. Open: 9:30a.m.-4:30p.m. daily. (416) 392-5929.
If you have an opportunity to visit the Toronto Zoo please do so. It’s a fun place, with many beautiful, and interesting animals, and open 364 days of the year. And a great learning experience for people of all ages. By the way, don’t forget your camera. You can also pack a lunch, or purchase food at the various food outlets. And yes, there is a Tim Hortons on site, for all you fans.
Last but not least is Allan Gardens Conservatory. As you know it is a tourist attraction in downtown Toronto, and well worth the visit. They have a spectacular Christmas flower show, and open daily from l0a.m. to 5.00 p.m. You can view the conservatory by candlelight with extended hours until 7:00 p.m. on weekends of Dec. 7,8,l4,l5,21,22. website: http/www.toronto.ca/parks/conservatories.
Before I go I would like to mention that my first novel is now available in a few libraries. And if you have an up to date library card you can place a hold on the novel: wwwtorontopubliclibrary.ca; also available in www.mississaugapubliclibrary; www.ottawapubliclibrary.ca and www.reginapubliclibrary.ca
I will also keep you posted on the days I have my signings. I usually list them on my twitter page: @sierhuismarjan; or my author’s page on facebook. Should you be in the neighbourhood during a signing, please stop by for a visit or a chat.
For those of you who may have wondered, about my second book it remains a work in progress. I will keep you posted.
Well that is it for now. Enjoy a healthy, and happy holiday season. And may you stay well.
If I take any more photos, that I think you may enjoy, I promise to post them on my website.