Author Archives: Joanne Sisco

About Joanne Sisco

Retired but not idle. Life is an adventure - I plan to continue to embrace it.

Island In The Sun

For most of the last 4 years, Helen and I have met once a week to spend a day on a trail – either near or far. We’re either chipping away on a big project – like our current Trans-Canada … Continue reading

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butterfly ways

Originally posted on as I walk Toronto:
Garrison Creek park is a small strip of green between the railway tracks an alley of garages. Many of the garage doors were painted last weekend with murals all on the theme of…

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Saving The Water Works

Our recent travels on the Trans-Canada Trail took us to Penetanguishene – pronounced Pen-ah-tang-gwish-een – where we made a rather interesting find. It was a cute old building with the windows and doors replaced with large photographs – I’m assuming … Continue reading

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Beware! Nature Ahead

What do you do on a gray rainy day when you’re feeling dark and gloomy? Well, if you’re like I was yesterday, you’d spend it overdosing on jelly beans while watching CraveTV.  I preferred not to have a repeat of … Continue reading

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It’s All About The Hair

I think most women would agree that they have a love-hate relationship with their hair. I’m not any different and would argue that perhaps my relationship is even more complicated. You see, I’m an adventurous person, and not surprisingly, I … Continue reading

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Miscellaneous Bits

I thought I might be overdue for another review of the photo library looking for random finds that haven’t been shared.  I found a few. I wish that I had the creative gene to image a unique outer *door* like this … Continue reading

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Jail Time

No, I didn’t break the 11th Commandment of “Thou Shalt Not Get Caught”. This past weekend was Doors Open Toronto, a popular event when participating organizations open their doors to the public for tours.  I had time to visit only one location this … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors

I was downtown recently and since I was in the neighbourhood, I decided to pop into Old City Hall.  I wrote about this 1899 heritage building back in February 2016, but I hadn’t gone inside and considered that a serious omission. Rumours … Continue reading

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Changing Seasons: Where’s The Warm Weather?

What is it about the month of May? Suddenly EVERYTHING seems to be happening at the same time and demanding attention – yard work, family events, and a score of distracting activities that are infinitely more entertaining than chores around … Continue reading

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More To Chew On

For the second week in a row, I’m doing a Thursday Doors sequel.  This time I’m taking you back to the WM Wrigley Jr building I featured at the end of March. As bloggers, we often comment on this amazing community … Continue reading

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