I spent most of the day on campus today pondering new opportunities to make a difference. So many images on social media showing the first day of school for children in the primary school, and a few high schoolers who allowed parents to capture the day. College students join them as everyone embarks upon a new journey - a fresh, new year of learning. And for professors it is a new year of teaching.
All of this means that for me, summer is over. I know, I know, it is still August (definitely a summer month if you look at the calendar.) My sunflowers are standing tall. I just love seeing them every day.
I accomplished quite a bit this summer (drip irrigation, quilting, launched a blog and built a website. Oh yeah, I also made some t-shirts like the one in the picture at the top of the page). Learning new things never ends. If there were only more minutes in the day? So often, I run out of time.
But I missed one beloved activity of past summers - kayaking! Sadly, the floods earlier this year caused damage to many of the areas we visited last year. I wonder if this alligator sculpture survived? The goal for September is to get the kayak in the water somewhere. I do not believe that the park where I found the alligator has reopened yet.