summer snaps

A collection of scenes and things that captured my interest in the month of July…

bubbly hot day

flock of pelicans

flock of pelicans over Wascana Park

Claybank bricks

at Claybank Brick Plant, lots of cool things to photograph here…

 

antelope

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.

roof amongst canola

a roof in a field?

watching the clouds change colour

summer night in the city, watching the sky

Full Moon After A Spectacular Summer Day

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….

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Or just bask in the sun for awhile..

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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!

new Mosaic Stadium on Canada Day

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

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into the storm

What a summer it’s been for storms on the prairies!  Here’s a shot of storm clouds from the side of the road near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan on Saturday morning.

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What caught my eye this week

I took my camera out of my purse quite often this week…here’s a smattering of what caught my eye…

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Sunday night from the Albert Street Bridge – I love clouds!

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clouds on Tuesday night were amazing – missed the orange sky because I was still at work, but these colours weren’t too shabby!

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these pelicans were so hard to photograph because the one on the left wouldn’t stay still…

football players have nice arms - 2016 version

Football players have the nicest arms, 2016 edition.  It was a fun night at Mosaic Stadium on Friday night with the Roughriders first win of the season on a 53 yard field goal with about a minute left.  One of those magical moments when everyone was brought to their feet and didn’t stop cheering until the end of the game.

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slugs – I’d never seen one before this weekend, now I’ve seen hundreds! GROSS!

One of those lazy, hazy, heatwave days

Heatwave!  If you live pretty much anywhere in Saskatchewan this week and find yourself away from an air-conditioned environment, you’ll be searching for a tree to at least get out of the sun. Hard to escape the sweat, though, factoring in the humidex, it will be +40 here tomorrow!

find some shade

football players have the nicest arms

This is a bit of a silly post, but it’s summer, it’s hot outside, and I’ve been busy at work, so a little fun is in order.  The Roughriders may be 0 and 3 to start the season and the crowd at tomorrow night’s game (night games are my favourite) could get even more rowdy than usual if the team doesn’t get off to a winning start, but I’ll be happily in my seat taking pictures of the players’ arms!  These are pics from the last home game against the Argonauts and prove my point that football players really do have the nicest arms…

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