Though the summer is rapidly coming to a close, my family and I have had an amazing time over the past three weeks. We’ve spent a relaxing week at a cottage, we’ve taken several day trips in and around the city, and we’ve caught up with some old friends.
This past Saturday, we drove to visit some friends in the country as first-time guests of their annual end-of-summer bbq camp-out. They live on a beautiful 29 acre plot of land about a half hour outside the city, which is a stark contrast to what we’ve been used to from living in downtown Toronto for the past ten years. While the kids played happily on the expansive land, we adults enjoyed a relaxing bbq next to the old barn that houses chickens, which produce delicious eggs, and turkeys, which become wonderful organic ground meat to feed the family. We shared great stories and reminisced about the best 80’s TV shows, but best of all was the spectacular sunset that painted the backdrop for this memorable night. And, according to some, Ottawa sunsets are among the best in all of Canada.
These shots were taken with my phone, but after editing them with Snapseed, I think they nicely represent what we all witnessed that night.