While exploring alleyways in the Jones Avenue area of Toronto I discovered many thriving weeds. A weed could be defined as a spontaneous urban plant which survives with no help from us.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Now that it is legal, I see well-tended Marijuana plants more and more often in gardens.
It is a strong-smelling plant so large quantities of it can be upsetting to neighbours.
This crested brownish bird about the size of a House Sparrow with a yellow band at the tail tip is a Cedar Waxwing.
Cruising these residential Sunday
streets in dry August sunlight:
what offends us is
the houses in pedantic rows, the planted
sanitary trees, assert
levelness of surface like a rebuke
to the dent in our car door. – Margaret Atwood
I love alleyways! And yes, I got the mystery bird. Thanks, Miles!
I knew the bird and was pleased to be able to identify a bunch of plants in my garden ;-)!
got a “kick” from this post…..saw/recognized a number of these plants,from my back yard which is pretty “wild”….liked the poem,since I don”t care for those “perfect” gardens. Also,proud to say I recognized the bird……thanks Miles