Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Hang on!

During an exhausting weekend with my kids at Canada's Wonderland, I was reminded that I am no longer a teenager!  Begging and pleading me to join them on the biggest, fastest roller coasters, I was brought back to my younger years at the roller coaster capital of Canada -- and in contrast, what it feels like as a "not so teenage" adult!  The anticipation from being ratcheted up an enormous incline, pried over the top, and then dropped to my death, had me hanging on with white knuckles and mumbling, "good God! What am I doing!"  All in all it was great fun and this shot captures the childhood excitement of rocketing down the rails.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Taking shade

These hot, humid days lead so many to seek relief in lakes, rivers, pools and air conditioned homes. In this park, a slight summer breeze cuts through the mid-day heat.  On the edge of a river, I sit in the shade of this willow tree's broad canopy.  Here, I find relief from the baking summer sun and soak up the sounds of the rustling leaves as they shimmer in the wind.