Autumn. It’s such a lovely time of year, isn’t it? Yes, we have mornings that arrive a little too crisp, giving us Winnipeggers that instant worry about early snow. (Step off snow, it’s not your time yet.) And yes, darkness seems to descend upon our streets way too quickly each evening. Yet, this season also brings us an abundance of riches and depth, like the burning hues of aging foliage, the savoury scents of a toasty brew, and the sweet feel of the low sun casting far-reaching rays of golden sunshine upon our faces, spaces and places.
When I hit the autumn of my life, I can only hope the laugh lines on my face, the spiritedness of my mirth and the depths of my wisdom and character will be as vibrant as a lovely autumn day.
Here is an autumnal glimpse of the city I love through the lens of my phone…
A last gasp from the garden
It’s always such a shame to say goodbye to our plant friends. One day they’re at their most popping, the next, dead. That ain’t right.
I 🔍 with my little 👁 a 🐸 sitting on a 🍃. My best attempt at recreating a Monet water lilies painting using Prisma.
There’s more than just Pokemon creatures to catch sight of at Assiniboine Park Zoo.
Another succulent day in the hood.
My spirea shrub has turned from a vibrant green to a rosy lavender for fall.
One of these is not like the others. Discovered this fresh li’l bloom in the garden today.
The reward of a good day’s work
Started a short-term gig at the CBC. They got me out working cool events with cool people. Noice.
Canada 150 event at the CMHR
Balloons are always fun. ?
Coolest job ever. The @wag_ca is sending out mobile art studios next year to celebrate #canada150.
Interviewing the Mayor on Portage and Main.
Lindsay through the looking glass.
Tipis at Children of the Earth school.
Welcomed to #cbcmbasks with a cleansing smudge. I felt a sense of peace and happiness wash over me as I inhaled the sweet smoke.
Singing away in the most colourful WAG hallway.
InfoRad and Marcy Markusa were live at Thom Bargen.
Sharing warm cups with new peeps.
Thom Bargen, where the coffee looks good, tastes even better.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it.
Shades of whimsy mixed with character
This city has pockets of artistic goodness around every corner.
My hood’s murals are better than yours.
A study in pink and whimsy and puppy. ?
A bounty that is fulfilling and varied
Our food scene never ceases to satisfy at the highest level. The tequila from Merchant Kitchen was especially tasty… until I sampled so much of it that I never want to have tequila again. ? ? ?
A toasty warm cafe with French music softly playing, a lively conversation with great company, and a rich onion soup with these lovely lobster puffs. Café Ce Soir?
Fresh. Dear Enoteca, your food is ridiculous. We did justice to your menu.
OMG Shrimp with green concoction.
The best beet salad I ever did taste.
A most excellent Earl Grey cookie. A subtle taste of the tea, not too sweet, with a buttery shortbread softness.
Vanilla cookie dough macaron ice-cream sandwich.
Monday afternoon sweetness. ☕️
Which came first? The glass chicken or the glass eggs?
Pumpkin Spice & London Fog. ?? Somehow found myself at Pinky’s Bake Shop again today.
Sweet tea at Magic Thailand
Best meal at Magic Thailand.
The River City Brisket Burger from King & Bannatyne is a bit of a mess, but damn delicious.
Tequila at Merchant Kitchen
The appreciation of a good catnap
This May-December romance is really starting to heat up. ? ?? ? ? ?? ?