A glimpse of the Banff Springs Hotel (someday I’ll stay here, but a visit to the Rundle Lounge in the Hotel is the next best thing!)
And further down the road, a sliver of beautiful Lake Louise….
Since this is the first of my favourite places I’ve visited (having camped in Banff as a little kid), it’s probably at the top of the list followed by New Orleans, Maui, and Tofino/Ucluelet. Where to next, that’s what’s on my mind – somewhere new, perhaps.
It was a hot, dry, summer in Western Canada, and as a result there were a lot of forest fires. Prior to our camping trip to Banff in August, it had been so smoky that the highway between Banff, and Radium, British Columbia had been closed. We camped for four days and had spectacular weather for three of those days.
Walking by the Bow River
It was very smoky on on our last full day in Banff. Mount Rundle on a clear day…
And on a smoky day….
Made for an interesting sunset…
Three for three! This is the third year I’ve been to Elk Island National Park in the last five years on my annual camping trip with my parents. The sunsets here are beautiful. We stayed two nights this year – the first night it rained, and the second night, well, this was the view….
This was the sunset in 2015…
And in 2012…
A collection of scenes and things that captured my interest in the month of July…
flock of pelicans over Wascana Park
at Claybank Brick Plant, lots of cool things to photograph here…
I was a safe distance away….it didn’t want to move. It was also 35 degrees celsius that day and there was no shade in sight. Its family was laying in the grass on the other side of the road.
a roof in a field?
summer night in the city, watching the sky
Between 9am and midnight on Saturday, I spent a total of about an hour inside. That is a perfect summer day in my books. We are in the midst of a heatwave here (a thunderstorm with a good soaking rain would be most welcome). It’s the kind of heat that soaks into your bones, and forces you to move at a slower pace.
And find shade….
Or just bask in the sun for awhile..
In the evening, the Saskatchewan Roughriders played their second game in brand new Mosaic Stadium. Night games are my favourite (this pic is actually from last Saturday’s Canada Day game). A win, too!
Everyone left the stadium under a spectacular full moon. I was anxious to get home and try to get some pics. Since I’ve been so busy at work, I haven’t really picked up a camera as much as I’d like to. It was eerily quiet and peaceful at midnight considering it was a Saturday night and I wandered down the street trying to find a good vantage point. It’s been awhile since I had that feeling of it’s just me and my camera and the subject I’m trying to photograph.
It was a good day.
There is something haunting in the light of the moon – Joseph Conrad