Three hundred and forty-four

“My hood”

How can you not be inspired living around this?  My surroundings affect what I write, what I research and what I’m interested in.  I just can’t say enough about how much the character of Parkdale has shaped this year – from the people and the old houses, to the shop signs and the rusty old garbage cans piled near the waterfront.

I went for a walk today and took a bunch of photos around this area of Toronto.  I have been playing with my camera and what it can do.  Some photos turn out better than others.  I tend to spend more time on the photography part of this month than the actual writing.  I almost feel like the photo tells a story on its own – that any explanation takes away the individual response to the image.  It’s this individual response that makes art personally affect us.