Today was a beautiful day and I had to opportunities come my way. The first was a return to an activity that I had not had for a long time, to get out and play some golf. Last fall I was fortunate enough to win a set of irons and woods but by the time I received them we had snow on the ground. Now when I was younger I worked at one of the local private clubs as a pro shop attendant and on the greens keeping crew. I did a fair amount of golf but never really took it seriously as I wanted to go and take photographs more than I wanted to go out on the course for 4 hours after working 8 - 10 hours. So I never really got proficient with it. So today I was able to walk for nine hole and though I had a lot of inconsistencies it was such a relaxing day that I can see me getting out every couple of weeks to give me a bit of a break and a chance to recharge.
Later in the afternoon I had a meeting with Deidre from the Art Gallery of Calgary. Our discussion centred first on my doing a couple of weekend workshops on camera phone artistry similar to the lectures I will be doing at the Calgary Public Libraries in the fall.. The big difference here will be that after the presentation we will take the participants out for a photo walk in the downtown core so they can shoot and then work on their images. We also discussed the possibilities of me joining them and a couple of other photographers they are already working with to develop a photography program that will be run through the gallery. I am looking forward to exploring and building on this and having an exciting fall.