I have some odds and ends for you today. I start with these two shots taken one night this month at Lansdowne Park, where the crescent moon was rising in the east over the stadium. The next day or so would be the new moon.
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Odds, Ends, And Orion In A National Capital
I'm starting to develop a habit of buying novelty socks. This is the latest pair.
It's been a season for sunflowers. These are in Chinatown.
I came across this one day and picked it up. The Euro isn't terribly imaginative as money goes. Maybe I'm used to our Canadian bills. And yes, I could trade it in at a bank, but instead it ended up in a mug where I keep a few bits of foreign currency for absolutely no reason.
One evening I went off in search of groceries a few blocks away. There were some brooding skies, and soon after I got home, the storm broke.
And these are from a few nights back. I was back at Lansdowne, where the aftermath of a music festival was still to be found. Here on the east side of the property, I looked up at a familiar constellation- Orion. I wondered if my phone, on night settings, could capture it. And sure enough, it did. I was pleased. The constellation appears in northern skies in the fall and winter, and features some of the brightest stars in the night sky.
Near where I took the above shot, the Aberdeen Pavilion, with stars visible in the sky.
Over on the west side of the stadium, another go at Orion came out well as it showed above the south stands.
The reason I was out here in the middle of the night? Nearby, where the Rideau Canal cuts through the city. On the far shore is the cupola of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Orion is above it. I came here for a reason we'll look at tomorrow for the theme day.