July 22 | 7pm-1am
July 23-24 | 11am-4pm
- *Challenge 1: Turn something green
- *Challenge 2: Make something old new
- *Challenge 3: Reveal something hidden
- *Challenge 4: Play with fire
- *Challenge 5: Make or take a portrait of a stranger
- *Challenge 6: Make your next meal a work of art
- *Challenge 7: Create something with garbage
- *Challenge 8: Take a before & after shot
- *Challenge 9: Capture summertime
- *Final Challenge: Leave behind something special for someone else to discover
- *Wait for first challenge
"*Challenge 9: Capture summertime"
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who doesn’t like hanging out in the sun more than a dragon?
Animals are super
swimming, i think summer i think swimming,…. I am eternally 7 years old in water…..
blue skies, up above, shining sun, heat and sweat, blinding eyes, warming skin and bones to the marrow, looking out not in, summer skies stretch out endlessly, blissfully blue
How many kittens are here? Take a guess!
In my travels to capture the perfect image of summer, I came upon this little girl playing in a pond in one of our local parks. The sun was shining, the breeze was warm and gentle, and she was completely oblivious to me taking this photo as she reached her hand into the water to capture the tiny tadpoles swimming just below the surface. I captured her, capturing the tadpoles, and ironically the pond captured her reflection beautifully. I was reminded of similar days from my own childhood and marveled at the fact that I had ever forgotten this feeling.
Through goggles …
Summer garbage duty
Vintage snorkel gear, metal detector and bikini.
My Garden! The rabbits are eating most of it (well all of it so far…). I’m using heritage seeds I mail ordered from Sunshine Farm in BC (http://www.sunshinefarm.net/). I know I probably could have found some a little bit closer to home, but I stayed at this farm while I was on a cycling trip last summer and really enjoyed the people I met. Last summer I went on an epic cycling trip with a great group of people though an organization called the Otesha Project (http://www.otesha.ca). The Otesha Project combines cycling and theatre to talk about issues of sustainability. I defiantly felt like I truly lived out summer during that trip spending almost everyday all day outside.
The past few days have embodied all that I love about our few sweet months of warm weather bliss. Beginning with a group bike tour of surprise art and performances, ending with a gigantic celebration of love and human rights, and, in between, drinking on patios and a party in a long-closed school and dancing and camping and singing around a bonfire and barbecues and tossing frisbee and friends getting married and seeing old friends and drinking champagne while swimming in a beautiful lake. This was the sort of weekend that, in the depths of winter when all seems lost, I will look back on with utter happiness. Even the mosquito bites that pepper my feet and legs are a reminder of why I love summer. The photos aren’t much, I was too busy enjoying myself to think about my camera, but they have doubtlessly captured the joy of the weekend and will serve as a reminder of the magic of summer when it seems like there’s nothing in the future but snow and cold.
Music by: Lalo Schifrin, Barry Adamson, Astor Piazzolla, Harry Nillson, Nina Simone, Sun Ra, Paco De Lucia, Ennio Morricone/Edda Dell’Orso & Tricky
…today at the Melchor market, a fantastical sight. A servant girl with a birdcage on her back, full of birds. She wore her blue shawl wrapped around the cage and tied in front to hold it. The willow cage must have been very light because she was not bent over, yet it towered over her head, with turrets like a Japanese pagoda. And full birds: green and yellow, flapping about like dreams trying to escape from a skull… (The Lacuna – Barbara Kingsolver)
After a long few weeks helping to build a cottage – we completed it today. To celebrate we napped in the sun and went for a swim. It couldn’t feel more like summer.
I will be out of the office starting Saturday, July 2, and return on Tuesday, July 5.
During this time, if your matter is urgent, please see the photo above. The blooms are fading in the heat, but soon, the days will be shorter, and nights will be colder. Summertime is fleeting in Toronto; a season of sweat and anxiety.
Summer in Skies of
Found just after Spring
Well Before Winter
Years without tears
Daisies in Bloom