The expression “dog days” refers to the hot, sultry days of summer and with the rising, at sunrise, of Orion’s dog, the dog star Sirius. Well, that’s a nice scientific explanation, but to me, it means just plain “lazy”. Remember when you were a kid, and getting into August, things started getting boring and the temperature was hot, you became lazy. Well I certainly did… and started getting into trouble.
After all the excitement of my Arctic trip, I had to come back to the 52 week photo challenge, and it really started to become a challenge to get motivated again, but here are the next 10 weeks.
Week 31 Portrait: Street Candid
We were walking in Memorial Park in Port Credit, when I noticed these zombie-like groups of people walking in formationsÂ looking down at their cell phones. As I looked through my viewfinder, fog, with a blue tinge, seemed to roll in. We had been catching up with “Game of Thrones”, so I immediately thought of Pokemon Wight Walkers.
Week 32 Landscape: Colourful
View from the bridge at Credit River on Lakeshore Rd. Lots of knitting in Port Credit this year.
Week 33 Artistic: Collaboration
through a window
My collaborator, Samantha Rohring Kennedy, and I swapped photos of each of us looking through a window. After that, we were each on our own to Photoshop some kind of individual final image. Since Sam lives in Long Island, NY and I live in Port Credit, ON, I wanted to show how close our 2 countries are, and yet how far apart.
Week 34 Portrait: Child
Young Inuit girl really having fun in Arctic Bay, Nunavut, Canada. Very refreshing and touching to see kids having such a good time with such simple play. It was really cool that I could continue the #dogwood52 week challenge while on my Arctic expedition.
Week 35 Landscape: Nature up close
Lonely caterpillar on the Arctic tundra.
Week 36 Artistic: Food
Narwhal blubber samples in Arctic Bay.
Week 37 Portrait: Fashion
Week 38 Landscape: Get Low
Yonge and Dundas Square
Week 39 Artistic Interpretation: Handmade
Week 40 Portrait: Sitting in a chair
Bent and I were walking around downtown Hamilton and when I saw this guy with the image of what to me looked like Hillary Clinton looking down at him. When I raised my camera, he gave me a dirty look and his middle finger. But when I offered to give him a toonie for a coffee, he (sort of) smiled and gave me a thumbs up. Worked for me… I wonder if that’s how politicians get their votes too?