So in order to distract myself from the wind and rain outside my window and to feel better about the demise of summer, I looked back over the pictures I took over the past couple of months to prove to myself that I actually did have a nice summer. And you know what? It may not have been what I originally planned and I certainly worked more than any college professor on summer break should have had to do, but I did have a nice summer.
|Pretty Pink Zinnia|
|Gardenia, Of Course!|
|My cousin's Hibiscus-|
|-that grew from these pods|
|A vibrant Lily from a neighbor's yard|
Celebrated some milestones and some good news.
|My "Baby" is truly an adult now!|
I went to the beach, enjoyed more sunshine, some marine life and precious time with my family.
|Sunrise over the beach- my favorite time of day!|
|Note to self: spend more time here|
|Giant Kite Flying Competition|
|Shark at the N.C. Aquarium- Roanoke Island|
|Amazing Octopus at the Aquarium|
|My favorite water sport|
|Note to Self, Part 2: Spend more time here also|
|My Swimming Companion|
|Oysters Orville from The Black Pelican, OBX|
I even caught a Pokemon or two!
|Pikachu popped up while I worked one afternoon.|
And then I had to go back to the office.
|Sunrise over the library at school-|
Not quite as exciting as sunrise over the beach, but beautiful none-the-less
Was I ready for the semester to begin? No, not really, but I really do enjoy teaching. And I am fortunate enough to live in an area where the sun will still shine warmly for another couple of months. After this weekend, most of the tourists will have gone home and we can enjoy the beach, museums, and other local attractions without the major crowds, with less traffic on the way. With my job, I usually have the time to enjoy all that this area has to offer. And hey, what's not to love about fall?
I will be sharing my "fall favorites" in my next post. In the meantime, I hope that you enjoy the last few days of summer and have a lot to look forward to this fall!
Thanks for stopping by today!