And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
I have the pleasant problem of having far more photos than time to post them. Peterborough is a very quirky city and there's no shortage of things to see and do, especially throughout the summer. So my camera has been getting a workout, but I've also been busy in other areas so my blogging time has diminished considerably. My visits have lagged and my posts seem to be landing farther and farther apart, these days. At this rate, I suspect I'll be posting summer photos well into winter. I do hope to get around to catch up with your blogs before too long. In the meantime, here are a few semi-recent images.
May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace. ~ Umair SiddiquiCountry or city - it's hard to resist the beauty of a sunrise. This one was caught peeking through my window, one morning in June.
Only a school bus driver would turn thier back on a bus load of kids ~ UnknownSchool has been out for a couple of weeks now. I couldn't resist snapping the image of this parked bus in its own side mirror.
There's something about the sound of a train that's very romantic and nostalgic and hopeful.
~ Paul SimonKids are enjoying the heat of the summer and some are getting into a bit of trouble. These guys were just a little too close to the passing train for my comfort.
So when I watch trains, it makes me think about how much movement there is in the world. How every train has dozens of cars and every car has hundreds of parts, and all those parts and cars work day after day. And then there are all these other motions. People are born and die. Seasons change. Rivers flow to the sea. Earth circles the sun and the moon circles Earth. Everything whirring and spinning toward something. And I get to be part of it for a little while, the way I get to watch a train for a minute or two, and then it's gone.
~ Jeff ZentnerThankfully it moved on without incident.
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. ~ Yogi BerraA group of women were enjoying a ballgame in a nearby park.
In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger. ~ Kobayashi IssaSpring blossoms have long been spent but I appreciate being able to freeze that time when they were in their prime. Its the colourful leaves that grabbed my eye, this time.
Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well. ~ George R.R. MartinYoung summer romances might have been in the making, here.
It's not enough to have the feathers. You must dare to fly! ~ Cass van KrahThis photo goes back to May as you might tell by the newly emerging leaf buds. A tiny feather back lit by the late day sun caught my attention while I was walking home from the park. I must have spent ten minutes trying to photograph it. Light, downy feathers do not hold still and pose in the breeze.
My ideal summer day was reading on the porch. ~ Harold E. VarmusDoesn't this porch look inviting? It's just one of many along the neighbourhood streets.
The Rainbow is a promise. ~ Mary Clark DaltonWe had an amazing rainbow just as the sun was beginning to set, one evening. I called my neighbours, Carol and her son, Evan over from across the hall. Their apartment faces the west and this beauty was happening in the east.
You can't have the rainbow without the storm. ~ Shannon L. AlderEvan brought his tablet so that he could take a few pics of his own. By then, you could see a second rainbow off to the left of the original.
The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to. ~ Carl SandburgAnd just as the summer began, we had a rare full moon occur the same time as the solstice. It was a cloudy night but there was a clearing just long enough for me to snap a few pics.
More photos coming up as soon as possible. I still have Canada Day and Music Fest and a few other goodies to share.