Sunday’s Summer Ends

Creek near Sunshine Village - Banff, Alberta 2
Creek near Sunshine Village – Banff, Alberta 2
Vermilion Lakes - Banff, Alberta 1
Vermilion Lakes – Banff, Alberta 1
Banff Springs Hotel - Banff, Alberta
Banff Springs Hotel – Banff, Alberta
Vermilion Lakes - Banff, Alberta 2
Vermilion Lakes – Banff, Alberta 2
Bow River Bridge - Banff, Alberta
Bow River Bridge – Banff, Alberta
Back Country Highway - Bragg Creek, Alberta
Back Country Highway – Bragg Creek, Alberta
Creek near Sunshine Village - Banff, Alberta 1
Creek near Sunshine Village – Banff, Alberta 1
Vermilion Lakes - Banff, Alberta 3
Vermilion Lakes – Banff, Alberta 3

Planning for class complete, the weekly, notification to students’ parents e-mailed home – it is Sunday’s end. My wife has been planning her week, too. I have taken her out to lunch today. Yesterday, her birthday, she brought to culmination weeks of planning; she organized a friend’s 50th birthday, a spectacular evening drawing together many people. She did well in bringing the event off.

Evening, now, allows my wife and I to settle into a Netflix series. Then there’s time for my wife to read and me a look back through summer photos. Photos, here, are summer images. They are those shot after hours in Canada’s Banff National Park, during a five day conference. Tonight, I’m looking at editing possibilities for the images. I could have photographed the Banff Springs Hotel from higher elevation. Doing so would have avoided branches within the image. I could also have used a telephoto lens to bring the viewer closer (more into the photo). I’ll have a go at it again with this new intention.

I met a photographer at the Banff Farmer’s market. She had photographed first snowfalls – landscapes of trees, snow and unfrozen water; pristine mountain landscapes. Winter images may also be an intention for me. I’ll have to work on that possibility.

Listening to – Cloud Cult’s ‘You Were Born;’ there’s an ‘On Being with Krista Tippett,’ podcast interview with Cloud Cult – the song’s origin pulls at your heart.

Quote to Consider/Inspire: “Art replaces the light that is lost when the day fades, the moment passes, the evanescent extraordinary makes its quicksilver. Art tries to capture that which we know leaves us, as we move in and out of each other’s lives, as we all must eventually leave this earth. Great artists know that shadow, work always against the dying light, but always knowing that the day brings new light and that the ocean which washes away all traces on the sand leaves us a new canvas with each wave.” – Elizabeth Alexander

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