Tuesday, 23 August 2011

What I Did with my Summer Vacation

Not blogging, obviously.  Like for most people in Ontario summer is filled with numerous distractions.  Our season of warmth and sunshine are far too short.  Many of us were, however, getting outdoors as much as possible to view nature, watching the season of nesting and rebirth flow through growing into the fullness of maturity.  Eggs hatch to chicks who fledge and fly the nest, flowers drop petals and fruits ripen, young animals grow and leave their mothers.  Plenty of things in our area to observe, so much of nature, so little time.  Yours truly was busy working throughout summer, not much time in between chores and responsibilities to play with the camera gear.  Nights, however, allowed a few hours here and there for long exposures of stars and storms.  So for this posting we shall just share a couple scenes with you.



Lightning from a passing storm on August 20, 2011.


















View of the night sky looking to the south on August 1, 2011.  Moonless nights in summer allow us to enjoy the sight of the Milky Way, and summer constellations such as Scorpio and Sagittarius, "the Teapot".






Photos:  Rose-Marie Burke

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