Dog days are over

School started last week, and the local ball fields are now barren of summer league games. They seem so lonely without all the children playing and parents yelling.

It didn’t rain for a change this weekend, but there were still huge puddles and soggy grass. I tried to capture the abandoned feel of one of our city parks. It was kinda sad, but fall sports will be gearing up soon and the sound of squealing kids will fill the air once again.

You can click on any image to see a larger photo, or the series as a slideshow.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and/or iPhone4)

Unknown Mami
Submitted to Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City

24 thoughts on “Dog days are over

    1. Thanks! I’d like to go back once soccer season begins, but I don’t have a kid playing any longer. I’d worry I’d be seen as that creepy photographer lady.


  1. Oh summer, please linger a little longer. My favorite season is also the shortest …and I grasp it with both hands this time of the year, trying to soak it all in.

    love the pictures.


      1. well I do love the color-block shoes and the chunky sweaters. 😉
        I just hate saying goodbye to my summers, that is when life is slow (hazy, magical) to me.

        isn’t it interesting how we both define and then come to appreciate ‘slow”?

        just glad that your season is coming ..hope it makes you smile.


        1. I’m probably less taken with summer because I don’t feel like I can fully enjoy it how I want. It’s like having all your irritating relatives come for an unannounced visit, then over stay their welcome. It’s a drawback to living in a summer tourist destination.

          Fall means boots too… I do love a fun pair of boots.


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