Monday, August 24, 2009

Cruising through summer...

Summer is not over in our neck of the woods yet!
I noticed on Facebook this morning that it was the first day of school for many of my friends. It's always exciting to start a new school year, but our summer has gone by so fast that I'm glad we have 2 more weeks of "summer vacation" to enjoy! Even the public schools here don't start until after Labor Day, so that's when we will start.
We enjoyed a day trip to the mountains this past weekend. We found 5 Geocaches along the way. That's always a fun family activity!
Since I'm usually the one behind the camera, I take lots of pictures of my favorite man--much to his annoyance! This time I managed to get a shot with me in the picture... Isn't that cute?
I kept an eye out for late summer wildflowers. According to my wildflower book this is a Spotted Knapweed. The book says it's a "noxious weed" but I thought it was kinda pretty!
The bumblebee doesn't seem to think it's noxious!

As we drove along, admiring the scenery, I mused that Memorial Day was early this year... and Labor Day is late... so I asked my husband if that meant we had 2 extra weeks of summer? He laughed and said, no, we didn't get 2 extra weeks in the year. But according to my calculations we did! What does the calendar know anyway?

6 comments:

The Going Blog said...

It took your town a little longer to realize that it was summer so it doesn't want to go away just yet. Lucky for you :-) I'm afraid our kids are going to be soooo advanced since they start in the middle of summer Aug. 12. NOT!!! Wishing you some lazy summer days

Constance said...

My HUB's hobby/passion is photography so when we are on vacation I will take my pictures usually from wherever he's standing because I know that it will be a great composition.

Other times I just rely on scrapbooking a copy of his and I take more people pics. My favorites: photographing Dave taking a picture. I have great photos of him standing in a mountain stream or in a tree and so on...

I love wildflowers but only the OB-noxious ones! Ha Ha!
Connie

Emily said...

My sister-in-law is very big on geocaching (sp?), and they go all the time! I hear it's great fun! Such beautiful photos! Have a wonderful day!

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

You always get such great pics! Hope you enjoy your last 2 weeks of summer. We started school a while ago. We are loving Sonlight. It has been a great addition to our homeschool!

the Provident Woman said...

I love the picture of you in the side mirror.

Ronda said...

Love the pics! Glad that you are still enjoying summer...It goes by tooooo fast! :)