It was a lovely afternoon – such an afternoon as only September can produce when summer has stolen back for one more day of dream and glamourL.M. Montgomery
September has certainly brought me not just a lovely afternoon but an entire lovely month, in several ways. The weather improved considerably compared to July and August, with a mini heatwave at the start of the month. I had two fantastic trips abroad and some fun activities closer to home too.
The first trip was our by-now annual visit to Paris for our wedding anniversary. I’ve already posted quite a bit about that visit, with no doubt more posts to come, but I’ve included a few random shots here. Our time in Paris coincided with that heatwave, so we were perhaps less active than usual. However we still got around a fair bit.
The second trip was to Chicago, to get together with Virtual Tourist friends for a meeting that was originally scheduled for 2020. You can guess why that didn’t happen! It was great to see some people I hadn’t seen for many years and to make a couple of new friends too. And I really enjoyed exploring the city and a few places beyond. More to come in future posts but as with Paris I’ve thrown in a few shots here.
In between those two trips there was a visit to a wonderful wildlife centre showcasing UK wildlife, where we enjoyed a dedicated photography day. That’s where I took my feature photo. He may look like a domestic tabby but he’s a Scottish wildcat!
And there was time too for a cinema visit (Past Lives) and a couple of meals out, as well as our usual walks in local parks. Since getting back from Chicago a few days ago I’ve been busy editing photos of course. Oh, and trying to get over the jet-lag! I think I’m just about there with the latter, but still have a mountain of photos to edit.
Most of this month’s photos were taken with my Lumix compact. However the two local ones are phone shots while at the wildlife centre I used my Lumix bridge camera. All the shots were edited in Photoshop Elements and many also in Color Efex Pro.