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This is a rare glimpse inside the Buffalo State Pschiatric Hospital-built in the 1800's and closed since the 1990's. It was open as part of a Preservation Buffalo conference. It is a fabulous HH Richardson building-now stabilized and awaiting a new use.

One of my favorite houses belongs to Jane and Grant Hill. It is full of love and cherished items collected over many years. My story on their 1856 home was in the October 6th edition of the Hamilton Spectator. The link is below.

Future home decor features for the Hamilton Spectator

I like painting objects in my basement

Hamilton Harbour showing the limited palette of autumn.

Outdoor flowers coming indoors. Hope my brother likes this better than the philodendron.

Tender plants moving indoors

These are tug boats on Hamilton Harbour. I painted them on the iPad using the Brushes app. If you want to see a master use this app, visit the David Hockney Flowers exhibition opening next week at the ROM in Toronto.

Modern, uncluttered kitchen in the home of the couple who own interLight on Ottawa Street North in Hamilton. My story was in the Hamilton Spectator yesterday, but can be viewed online.

I was road testing this SLK350 and drove to Turkey Point. The Union Hotel in nearby Normandale looks like an excellent B and B to book. Turkey Point was enchanting.

Great scenes in Hamilton Ontario. On the beach.

World Tour cycling race coming up in Quebec City September 9th.

Hamilton Harbour this morning. One of the best views in the city.

I will be on AM640 Planes Trains and Automobiles with Arlene Bynon-talking about Wales. We will start with Anglesey-a hot spot after the official visit of William and Kate shortly after their marriage announcement. Here are some useful links. visitwales.com The place for all things Welsh www.seasalt.co.uk www.cleifioguchaf.co.uk A lovely country house to stay in Anglesey-fantastic food cooked by keen chef. www.plasdinas.co.uk/ Another manor house to stay in-was a retreat for Anthony Armstrong-Jones and Princess Margaret. www.rarebits.co.uk Looking for unusual and wonderful places to stay visit Rarebits.co.uk

I was checking out the plants that will be for sale at the RBG Auxiliary plant sale May 5 and 7. The cold weather is a good thing right now-it slows down growth in the greenhouse. My story will be in next Thursday's Hamilton Spectator. For more on the sale rbg.com

Sales were hot at the Fur and Feather Fanciers event at Rockton Fairgrounds.

I will be on Planes, Trains and Automobiles on AM640 with Arlene Bynon today. Talking about trips I'd like to take this summer..or sometime in my life. A drive along the New Brunswick Coastal Route along the Bay of Fundy, a trip through Newfoundland including a visit to the Artist studios on Fogo Island, and a driving thrip through the Canadian Badlands. Here are the websites with more information.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/FundyCoastalDrive.aspx.www.newfoundlandlabrador.com./www.fogoisland.net.http://www.artscorpfogoisland.ca/www.canadianbadlands.org

My article on garden style in Philadelphia is on the Toronto Star website today and will be in the print edition tomorrow. http://www.yourhome.ca/homes/outdoorliving/gardeningandlandscaping/article/...

Working on my next home story for the Hamilton Spectator Go section. Mid-century modern and loving it.

I will be profiling more Hamilton homes in future editions of the Hamilton Spectator.

Bryan Prince retired, bookworms salute him.

Photos from Philadelphia, from Longwood Gardens and Terrain at Styers-a lifestyle garden store.

More on Philadelphia

Painting my basement with iPad Brushes app.

A modern kitchen in a Victorian house in Hamilton. Open shelves, stainless steel counters, a fridge covered in outdoor vinyl with image of the Mona Lisa. Under shelf lighting warms up walls and illuminates cooking tasks. Design by David Johnson, find more in my article in the Hamilton Spectator online, in the Go section.

Creative living in Hamilton-that's my feature in the Go section of the Hamilton Spectator today. Hamilton has a fantastic stock of Victorian homes. Here's one that is a showcase for art.

I am writing about Philadelphia and gardens in this Thursday's Go section of the Hamilton Spectator.

I am writing about upcoming garden shows for the Hamilton Spectator, and have an article about this beautiful Hamilton garden in this month's Gardenmaking magazine.

Public Art in Hamilton needs spring cleaning.

Update

Going to Hamilton Farmer's Market today. I keep going back and I don't like it any better.

The beauty of the things we throw away. Brilliantly depicted in the Diane Landry show at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. It's inventive, magical, thought provoking. It is full of kinetic energy, light and sound. Perfect for our times. It's a must see, and on the way to this recycled world you will be drawn into the Matisse Jazz exhibit, timeless and exploding with colour.

I am writing about plants that will survive in an office, in today's Go section of the Hamilton Spectator.

I'm writing about the Pam velodrome in Hamilton on OpenFile Hamilton today.

Finished a story on plants that will survive in an office for this Thursday's Go section of the Hamilton Spectator.

Working on following stories:velodrome, plants for the office, and travel article