Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Farewell to Summer!

This past weekend was our official goodbye to summer.  Although we started school over a month ago, we have still enjoyed late afternoons and weekends at the pool.  I have to admit I'm a little sad to say goodbye to those pool days (and the delicious Club Specials) but I am so ready for fall weather, jeans and hoodies.

Speaking of fall weather....I am leaving the great state of Oklahoma (and the ridiculous 100+ degree days that have made a reappearance this week) and headed for Santa Fe!  In fact, while you are reading this I am probably in the car and on my way!   I've been looking forward to this trip for a couple months now.  It's time for a change of scenery and new inspiration!  I can't wait to share some of my trip with you when my next posting day rolls around.  I will be keeping this month's connections theme in mind while wandering along Canyon Road in Santa Fe!

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Dotti said...

Yes, the end of summer is always bittersweet, isn't it? More so than any other change of season. I always want to extend it just another week, and another ... and another ... well, you get my drift. I like to forestall sweaters as long as I can!

Such fun photos of your last few pool days for the year. Enjoy your trip! We're leaving in a week for a 10 day trip and I'm so excited for a change of scenery ... and new things to photograph. I know you'll find something spectacular to share with us.


terriporter said...

Having just come back from vacation, I know how great it is to have some new surroundings to shoot and how energized you feel. Have a wonderful time and we'll all be looking forward to seeing what you capture and visiting Santa Fe vicariously through you.

Carol said...

Have a great time! Can't wait to see!

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a fun post! I enjoyed recalling how I felt when my kids returned to school. 50-50 ... happy to get back some ME time and yet sad to lose the flexablity of life. Your photos are cool. That BBQ is smokin!! cool. :)

Be sure and take tons of photos to let us "go with you".

HUGS and travel safe.


Natalie said...


Great captures. Enjoy your trip and I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures..
As you, I love the fall season.. the cool weather and the leaves changing colors.

Deanna said...

Looks like the kids are gonna miss the pool days as much as you are going to miss the "club specials". Summer is fun, but you are headed for some new fun and new surroundings. Santa Fe is a gorgeous place and you will return full of inspiration. We will re-connect with you upon your return.

Kim Stevens said...

I've never been out that way, but would love to travel there!! I agree with Claudia, our kids started back (both now in high school) a week ago, which right now feels like a month! I live better in flexibility than always being scheduled, but am liking some of my quiet time again! Have fun....

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