Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to post what signifies summer.  In Calgary & Southern Alberta, that can mean blazing hot sunny days, or ambling flakes of snow – sadly, I’m not kidding!

Perfect summer day in Southern Alberta

As a child it meant school was out, endless days playing in the sandbox, on swingsets, slides or the monkey bars at the park up the street, riding bikes out to the woods on the edge of Fort St John (British Columbia) playing monsters, or hide & seek, and climbing trees.  Or, if we were really lucky, a family vacation to Vancouver Island to enjoy the beaches.

Laughter on the swingset.

Look Mom, no hands!

Childhood days long gone doesn’t mean any less enjoyment.  Playing with the dogs down by the river; coaxing the best out of perennials in our short growing season; the smell of fresh cut grass; walking through a pine scented forest after a rain;  beautiful fresh greens in the mountains and foothills, and the sound of children’s laughter on the playground.

Lush green ferns glow in evening light – Kananaskis, AB

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14 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

  1. Inge says:

    Love it! They all are great shots and I especially like your picture of the shadow.

  2. SmallHouseBigGarden says:

    Beautiful! Love the pics and the text really put me “in” your summer! Really great post!

  3. Imelda says:

    I love your first photo, it is so serene. The child in the swing photo shows pure joy. 🙂

  4. thinkbigmuch says:

    Beautiful photo in Kananaskis. I used to live in Cochrane – I do miss the mountains!

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  6. All great pictures, but I especially love the swing images! 😉

  7. katehobbs says:

    I remember my first trip to Calgary and Southern Alberta last year. We travelled the Crowsnest Pass from BC and then up the 22. I must confess, I found it very difficult to get used to the wide spaces and missed the mountains. It was almost too big!! We will be there again this year, but will be travelling from the north, via Golden and bypassing Banff. If you are in NW Calgary, something says that we won’t be too far away from you. Small world!

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