July 18, 2015 I took my camera with me when I walked Stella. I look at this basketball court every morning and think “tomorrow I will bring my camera”. Well today I did. It’s an unremarkable basketball court in Carlton park. Maybe five years old. It is well used and my only complaint is that the people who do use it, just throw all their garbage around the perimeter everyday rather than putting it in the recycle or garbage can. Maybe that’s an old man’s beef. I just can’t imagine being so self-centred that you figure someone else will clean your mess up but I guess some people are.
There are four baskets on the asphalt perimeter. When no one is around in the morning I run Stella across the pavement in hopes to wear her claws down a bit. I also like the bounce the tennis ball gets from the surface and the way the dog is able to catch it after the first bounce in full stride. This is one of the moments in the day when I’m pretty happy. The dog is so elated to be simply running, and rolling and sniffing. I wish I was amused by that sort of simple routine. I am amused to watch her every morning. It’s a good start to the day.