Saturday, September 11, 2010

End of Summer, Beginning of Fall

Canoe trip on the Bigfork River

After inadvertently taking an extended summer vacation from blogging, I'm back behind the desk with my apple and books... and a freshened-up look for the blog, which is still in progress as I hit the books to catch up on my technology knowledge... !

The above picture I took during a short canoe trip I took with three of my high school friends in July... a beautiful segment of the Bigfork River, in northern Minnesota. Camping along the way brought out some new fashion ideas, in the way of mosquito netting: stylish hats and jackets that could even rival tea time or bridge party apparel! (think netted hats of the 1940s and 50s)

Besides canoeing, this summer has been full of all kinds of summer fun: swimming, hiking in the woods, picnicking, attending or singing in weddings, eating garden produce, berry-picking, flea marketing, swing dancing to big band music on a lake, attending or participating in living history events, traveling, reading... Oh yes-- I do actually work too! Now that summer adventures and travels have come to an end, it's time to get back to class! Yes, I've already graduated from college, but still there is that desire to attend classes and/or listen to lectures. Especially in the fall. I guess about 20 years of the pattern makes the habit difficult to break!

So, this fall I have so far decided to take up Watercolor, Knitting, Crocheting, Photography... attend a seminar on essential oils... and cultivate the much neglected singing voice with voice lessons. No Organic Chemistry or Statistics or Macroeconomics here! Working at the health food store and playing the pipe organ for church should round out my daylight hours this fall, and keep me doing the things I love best.

The care-free days of summer are over, but good things lie ahead! Up next: fun ways to enjoy fall, improve your health, and feel your best!

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