By Jamie Rieger
There is no denying that I love September, and not just because it means the race to the finish line is on in Major League Baseball action. September brings with it the beautiful colours of autumn and pleny of opportunities for taking photos. The trees, the harvest moon, the dust blowing from the combines in the field all make for some pretty nice pictures. There’s not much better than getting in the car with the camera in mid-September and filling up the memory card with oodles of photos.
Back to the MLB action. For all the time I spend out taking photos, I spend just as much time in September watching my baseball, which I haven’t been able to do much of this season. The race for the pennant in the American League East has been a nail-biter thus far, with the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Baltimore Orioles fighting hard for a berth in the play-offs. Thankfully, the Red Sox have knocked the wind out of the sails of those pesky Yankees by sweeping them in a four-game series in Boston a few days ago. Still, the Sox haven’t sealed the deal on the division yet and the upcoming games will be nailbiters, for sure. Gotta love September baseball when the nails have been bit and the nerves rubbed raw.
One thing I don’t particularly care about September is that more days than not I have to wear closed toed shoes, rather than sandals, which put on a lot of miles over the summer months. If I could, I would probably wear sandals all year-round, at least until the snow covers the ground. Now, this isn’t a major annoyance or anything, just a preference. I don’t like my feet getting hot. Okay, maybe that’s too much information for some of you.
Despite the shoes, overall, September is one of my favourite months of the year. It’s pretty, the competition has heated up in baseball, and I can take some breath-taking photos. That’s all I need. It sure doesn’t take much to make me happy.