Saturday, October 20, 2018


Today I bring my series on MosaiCanada to an end, but rest assured that it will feature into my favourite shots of the year post at New Years. I start with another perspective of Hachiko The Loyal Dog.

I took another shot of CPR 374, and did some editing on the shot so that we have three takes- normal, black and white, and enhanced colour.

The final topiary stands beside the station depot, across from Hachiko. The Garden Station has a wealth of flowers and vegetables around its centrepiece, a nod back to the story of rail transportation where gardens would be set up by stations. They served two purposes- to show settlers what might be grown in the area and to provide the station master and family with vegetables. The centrepiece is a topiary trowel, large scale.

Looking at The Garden Of Plants, which I showed you in yesterday's post, the flowerboxes were fringed by topiaries. From this side, you can see that they're ladybugs (much, much bigger than the real thing). I took a couple of shots.

I am ending the series with two perspectives of Hachiko, in different colour settings in both cases. I have thoroughly enjoyed showing MosaiCanada to you.


  1. My favourits are the dog and the ladybug ! But trowel is amazing in midst of the vegetables !

  2. Never expected to see a trowel but it was a great idea. Every garden needs a trowel!

  3. My favourites are Hachiko once again and that wonderful huge garden scoop.
    It was a pleasure to see MosaiCanada trhough your camera.

  4. they say, all good things must come to an end.

  5. Neat photos. The garden spade is surreal.

  6. I so enjoyed this series, too. Thank you for letting me see what a treasure you have there. And it's fitting to end with a loyal mutt. :-)

  7. @Revrunner: no leash!

    @Gattina: I like each.

    @Nancy: the trowel was a surprise addition.

    @Jan: it was a pleasure to show.

    @Tom: that is true.

    @Maywyn: thank you.

    @DJan: it definitely is.

  8. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful parts of this exhibit, William!

  9. Hello, wonderful display and photos. The dog is cute. Happy weekend to you!

  10. Hachiko really caught your attention.

  11. It has been a stunning exhibition of topiary sculptures William and so beautifully shown, merci beaucoup ✨

  12. P.s. loved your story line on my street shot today, I think everyone enjoyed it 😊

  13. That's some trowel and a great last post of these amazing sculptures.

  14. @RedPat: and I've enjoyed showing this series.

    @Catarina: it was a pleasure to tour this event.

    @Eileen: thank you!

    @Red: he did!

    @Grace: you're welcome! And I couldn't resist!

    @Happyone: thank you!

  15. Beautiful photos, I especially liked the photos of the dog Hachiko.
    Have a nice weekend
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

  16. Beautiful photos! The topiary trowel is quite impressive.

  17. Great!!! I find this whole series amazing. Thanks

  18. I enjoyed seeing the photos of this event, it was really wonderful!

  19. I love these topiarys, esp the dear dog!

  20. @Maria: thank you!

    @Bill: it is indeed.

    @MB: you're welcome.

    @Marleen: I thought so!

    @Cloudia: it's a good one.

    @Mari: thanks!

  21. I have thoroughly enjoyed your series. These topiaries were super and very interesting about the train stations and their gardens too. Thanks William!

  22. It is an awesome 'photo shoot' and I do love that dog!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  23. This has been such a great series. What a wonderful garden to visit! I've never seen anything quite like it. Thank you.

  24. Love the dog looking over the garden!

  25. Hello, I found you over at lifeisgood's blog.
    I LOVE ,and am enjoying your photos.
    I am going to come back here. the photos are all peaceful :-)
    Thank you so much for sharing them...
    Blessings, Renee

  26. Love that trowel!

    You have provided us with so much joy, I've loved seeing your photographs at MosaiCanada.

    All the best Jan

  27. I'm sorry but these ladybugs look scarry to me. Maybe it's because of I'm already in Halloween mood :-)

  28. My internet is wonky. Too much snow on the receiver! sigh. I love these.

  29. @Francisco: thank you.

    @Carol: thanks!

    @Kay: you're welcome.

    @Marie: I do too.

    @Renee: thank you.

  30. @Denise: you're welcome.

    @Jan: thank you!

    @Klara: I can see that.

    @Beth: I did too.

    @Jackie: so do I.

    @Jennifer: thanks!