My god the humidity. It’s been brutal. Warm, yes, but the humidity is what’s killing us right now. So unusual for Edmonton. I fed and watered Joanne’s cats this morning, and then wandered around Rossdale and Louise McKinney Park. Gross. I mean, the scenery was lovely, and I stumbled upon the dragon boat races, so that was great, but I was soaked by the end of the hour walk (including the walk up to downtown to catch the train.) Supposed to be cooler next week. Yay.
As I rounded the corner near the River Queen, I heard the joyful gruntings of a dragon boat drummer. The river valley, in fact, was packed with dragon boat racers, watchers, and others, like me, just out and about on a summer day. Also, one policeman with a rifle – leaning over the railing at the Shaw Centre, just above a dragon mascot at the entrance to Louise McKinney Park. The City of Edmonton is really taking protection of its inflatables seriously these days.
It’s overcast and mosquitoey today. I was gooped up, so the mozzies didn’t bother with me…much…but the clouds, and the grey/orange, smoky light interfered with the picture-taking. It looks dreary, in other words, but it was, other than the humidity, a nice day, in spite of yet another scene of early autumn.