Georgie and Bruce listening to Mister Anchovy playing the banjo this morning on 27th Street.
Amongst our mail today was a flyer from HGTV about a TV show called May the Best House Win. On one side, here is what it says: Is your house, condo or apartment your pride & joy? HGTV’s new series MAY THE BEST HOUSE WIN… Read More
I like this little garden a lot, at the back edge of the yard on the edge of the woodsy patch. Tuffy P has done a fantastic job looking after this front garden, which just keeps getting better. Even in October, it has retained a… Read More
To steal a line from the Merle Travis, “like a fiend with his dope, and a drunkard his wine…” I’ve found my way back into the little studio I’ve been calling The Anchovy Can. It seems I’m unable to stay away indefinitely. Here is another… Read More
We received a letter from the City of Toronto today. How unusual. It started like this: We are pleased to inform you that your property/garden has been nominated for the City of Toronto Etobicoke York Great Gardens Contest 2011. Unfortunately, it was after the nomination… Read More
Here’s a sneak peak into the top secret cave hidden deep beneath Anchovy World Headquarters. The larger painting in progress is called Sunday Afternoon in the Forest of No Return.
Tuffy and I both love hollyhocks. Daylilies between houses along the sidewalk. More clematis are opening up each day at the side of the house. These started last year with a small transplant from our neighbour’s garden across the street. Are these some variety of… Read More
Tuffy P and I have been work on this owl mosaic for months. We finally finished it up last night and hung it out front this morning. All the tesserae have been cut from various tiles, broken dishes, bowls and vases using a little tile… Read More
You should have no problem spotting the three cats at play in this photo. Can you name them too? In the foreground is an excellent early season example of Amanita chipbowlius, a toadstool indigenous to the Long Branch area of Southern Ontario.