Photo Challenges

September Photos: Berries, Grass and Urbanism

Photo Challenges just never seem to end, do they? As I sat down to put together something for P.J.’s September Photo Challenge while still reeling from Ziva and Mike WJ’s 30 Days of Photographs, I realized that the 30 day challenge came a day after P.J.‘s August challenge, so this will be the 32nd day in a row that I’m posting photos.

Yeah, I know. Boo hoo hoo.

Anyway, the theme for September 2013 is Outdoors. Here’s what I got.

1. Berries. These berries ripen in the month of September. They’re purple and vibrant and the local starlings love to eat them. Then they crap out purple birdshit all over the place. It’s quite colourful, actually.

autumn berries

2. Grassy.  I wanted the illusion that we were out far away in a field somewhere, but we’re actually in a parking lot. The city now plants the kind of stuff that doesn’t need alot of tending to. Remember how city workers used to endlessly mow medians? They’ve stopped that in various parts of the city. The trend is to now plant vegetation that a) needs little maintenance and b) reduces “heat islands” in the city so areas become more visually pleasing, less stifling in the summer, etc. Yay for plants.

grassy fields parking lot

3. Molson Stadium looked cool with the mist hitting the lights. It’s a grainy shot, but I like it.
molson stadium mist montreal

4. Homeless in the park. It’s warm tonight but winter will be here soon enough and the nights will be brutal.

jeanne mance park homeless
5. Concert Crowd. Kings of Leon gave a free concert tonight as a sort of kick off to hockey season. They played for only 30 minutes and this is pretty much all I saw. You suck, Kings of Leon!

kings of leon crowd montreal

By now you’ve probably already seen the rest of the entries for September’s Outdoor theme over at PJs. If not, head on over and check them out.

 

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