Saturday, September 08, 2012

end of the summer

September now.  Swept in with such speed.


Last you heard I was still in Taos, but by now that was weeks ago.   We had just one final day there, including a splendid visit to Frana's alpaca farm ...






And then we were off, driving 600 miles from the high desert of New Mexico to the low desert of the Phoenix valley. We settled back into the intense heat, back into intense work.   Had ourselves one final adventure -- deep water soloing in a flooded canyon up near Winslow...






And then we were off, again, flying 2600 miles to the green, green hills of Vermont.  Had a few days of peace and family at the lake ...





And then we were off, again. But this time I didn't journey so many miles -- just down to Boston for a final semester of graduate school. A victory lap, as I've taken to calling it.

I do have knitting to show, but it'll have to wait for another day when I have time for another breather. 

7 comments:

Acorn to Oak said...

Looks like a wonderful end to your summer! Good luck and have fun on your "final lap"! :-)

Taloferia said...

All the best on your final semester! That is quite an accomplishment, you have much to be proud of. I hope you find time for some knitting, too :)

kathy b said...

ahhh let the final part begin!!!!!

The whole journey looked great this summer.

We just returned from Yosemite. Those El Cap climbers are amazing

Z said...

Looks like just so much fun and yet relaxation as well.

I went to Yosemite once, but I don't remember it as fun as your trip seemed to have been.

Thanks for sharing.

Maike said...

Deep Water Soloing - that sounds great!
Also I love the alpacas :)

KiniaCat Crafts said...

Lovely pictures. Travel and study well!

Rachel said...

It looks like you had an amazing summer to jump start your final semester in graduate school (!!). I am particularly jealous of your climbing trip on the flooded canyon...it looks amazing! Good luck this semester (even though it is halfway through already!)...do you have a defense date yet?