Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

When we were younger we would have water fights or run through sprinklers to cool off.  Now, many communities have added water features to their playgrounds.  These are a hit with children who love running through (and away from) the sprinklers, which shoot up when least expected.

A wait for the water to shoot out of the hose is rewarded.

(Pictures taken in Antigonish, Nova Scotia)

Family and friends gathering in someone’s backyard usually includes outdoor games and sleeping in a tent.

The Fall Fair (Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition) signals the end of summer.  It gives farmers, 4-H members and local growers an opportunity to show off the results of their work over the summer.   The amusement rides are always a part of the Fall Fair.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Arranged

I worked for years as an arts administrator with a touring theatre company and a visual arts organization.  The way arts organizations are able to transform a space always amazed me.  When the theatre company set up for a show in the local fire hall, it was transformed into a theatre by 8 pm that night, complete with a stage, lights, sound and seats arranged for an audience.  In this case, a juried exhibit, youth exhibit and exhibit of work from the community workshop filled this church basement with art.  The arrangement of the art work made you forget you were in a church basement which was more often the location of Brownie and Guide meetings, AA meetings and church lunches.

Although chairs were arranged for the opening, it was standing room only.  Gathering of the Arts opening receptions in Antigonish always draw a big crowd.