Summer in the City

Hamilton, Ontario, July 187,2016- Sisters Payton 10 yrs and Jordan Gard 6 years of Waterdown enjoys some time on the courts at the Dundas Tennis Club in Dundas Driving Park Monday morning. The girls were working on their skills with their parents Tiffany and Jay Gard before the day became too to be on the sun drenched outdoor courts. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator/ Standup

Jordan Gard 6 years of Waterdown enjoys some time on the courts at the Dundas Tennis Club in Dundas Driving Park.

 

Hamilton, Ontario, July 187,2016- Sisters Payton 10 yrs and Jordan Gard 6 years of Waterdown enjoys some time on the courts at the Dundas Tennis Club in Dundas Driving Park Monday morning. The girls were working on their skills with their parents Tiffany and Jay Gard before the day became too to be on the sun drenched outdoor courts. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator/ Standup

Along with her 10 year old sister. The girls were at the park with their parents getting in some morning practise before the temperatures got too hot to handle.

Hamilton, Ontario, July 5,2016 Aleena Caballero, seems to direct the squirt from a brass turtle Tuesday as she cools off in the spray of the Gage Park fountain during Tuesday's 33 degree temperatures. Hamilton is under a heat advisory. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator / Standup

Hamilton, Ontario, July 5,2016 Aleena Caballero and her mother Alejandrina Mejia cool off in the spray of the Gage Park fountain during Tuesday's 33 degree temperatures. Hamilton is under a heat advisory. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator / Standup

Aleena Caballero and her mother Alejandrina Mejia cool off in the spray of the Gage Park fountain during 33 degree temperatures. Hamilton is under a heat advisory.

 

Hamilton, Ontario, July 16,2016, 5 Black Bellied Whistler ducks have spent the last few days floating around in the bay just off of the beach at BayFront Park. This extremely rare sighting has been the talk of the local birdwatching community. The main home range for these birds used to be southern Mexico to Venezuela/Columbia. The ducks are now commonly seen around southernTexas and Louisiana. Most agree that their north creeping range can be attributed to climate change but a sighting this far north is indeed rare. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator/ Standup photo

5 Black Bellied Whistler ducks have spent the last few days floating around in the bay just off of the beach at BayFront Park. This extremely rare sighting has been the talk of the local birdwatching community. The main home range for these birds used to be southern Mexico to Venezuela/Columbia. The ducks are now commonly seen around southern Texas and Louisiana. Birdwatchers agree that their north creeping range can be attributed to climate change but a sighting this far north is indeed rare.

Hamilton Ontario, July 19,2016 A swallowtail butterfly on a burdock plant. Shot near Dundurn Castle. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

A swallowtail butterfly on a burdock plant near Dundurn Castle.

Hamilton Ontario, July 19,2016 Andrea Meunier, walks through the Dundurn Castle kitchen garden Tuesday afternoon. Meunier was on route to a boarder garden in need of weeding. The McMaster history major is spending for second summer in the garden tending to the historically correct vegetable and floral species. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator/

Andrea Meunier, walks through the Dundurn Castle kitchen garden. Meunier was on route to a border garden in need of weeding. The McMaster history major is spending for second summer in the garden tending to the historically correct vegetable and floral species.

Hamilton, Ontario, July 12,2016 Diane Hines and Jay House often share their couch with their pet pig Sheldon while they watch tv in the evening. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator / Matt V story

Diane Hines and Jay House often share their couch with their pet pig Sheldon while they watch tv in the evening. Sheldon’s favourite shows are Judge Judy and the Elin show.

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A Monarch flutters by. The once common species is a not so common sight in Hamilton this summer.

Hamilton Ontario, July 20,2016- Believe it or not these are the faces of kids having fun- at the MVP Summer Camp. Left to right -Eliana Fioraso, Stella Krzywda, and Erin Hedgecock all work on their bump as part of the week long volleyball camp at St Mary High School. The kids enjoy learning and developing basic skills followed by playing sessions. This is the ninth year for the camp which is run by NCCP certified coaches and members of the Mountain Volleyball Club Community. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

Believe it or not these are the faces of kids having fun at the MVP Summer Camp. Left to right -Eliana Fioraso, Stella Krzywda, and Erin Hedgecock all work on their bump as part of the week-long volleyball camp at St Mary High School. Cathie Coward/ Hamilton Spectator

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