I have really fallen in love with my camera again this summer. I've spent time taking many detours, either chasing a particularly spectacular sunset, or to view wind turbines from a different perspective.
HEADS UP! Harmony River Living Center is holding a Fall Extravaganza on November 2nd, and I will be selling prints of my photos along with notecards and possibly calendars--I'm looking into that one. Something to keep in mind for anyone who is interested. You can also contact me at any time for custom prints. Let me know what you're interested in and we can talk pricing--I do as reasonably as I'm able.
Today I was at Clare's Well all day. Spent time sprucing up the flower gardens, picking fresh veggies from the garden, washing windows, and helping out around the house. It was an absolutely beautiful day to be outside, and playing in the gardens just makes me happy! I met some guests, had lunch, and was also able to witness the spectacular transformation of a caterpillar to cocoon. We were quite mesmerized, watching this little thing working away towards the next stage in her life cycle. Very cool.
Otherwise, I've been staying busy with friends, work, and school. My last summer class finished August 12th--that left me 2 weeks before fall semester, which has been nice. I was able to spend a day out at Weber's Deck last week. Live Blues/Bluegrass music, a very relaxing way to spend a Sunday. I also met some friends, one from out of state, at the Mall of America for lunch last Thursday. We have similar religious backgrounds and had much to discuss, 5 hours worth of conversation! It really is great meeting people who "get" my story. Wednesday the 21st was my last scheduled day as HUC (Health Unit Coordinator) at work. I will be pool status, or on call, as both HUC and nursing assistant. Able to work when I'm able yet be off during finals week and other busy times with school. I've already picked up 30 hours next week--it's the first week of class so I'll get a feel for what the work/school balance will need to be. Yesterday I had drinks with a dear friend who will be teaching in Ukraine this fall, she leaves next week. I really wish her the best, and admire her for being awarded a Fulbright, quite a high honor.
I hope life is well for all, and that your summer has been as fulfilling as I've been lucky to have. Relish these last days before school starts, the days grow long, and the snow begins to fall. We all know that winter will be here before we know it!
On that note, peace! :)