The sun sets on summer

September 22, 2018 (265/365)

“To say it was a beautiful day would not begin to explain it. It was that day when the end of summer intersects perfectly with the start of fall.” - Ann Patchett

Week 29 - Technical: Twilight Zone

July 19, 2018 (200/365) • #dogwoodweek29, #dogwood52, #dogwood2018 [While golden and blue hours bring beautiful lighting, shooting in twilight opens up a new way of seeing the world.]

“The light is amber, the air still; the day lilies have folded in on themselves. Soon, the hooded blue of dusk will fall, followed by the darkness of night and the sky writing of the stars, indecipherable to us mortals, despite our attempts to force narrative upon them.” - Elizabeth Berg

Midsummer Night

June 21, 2018 (172/365) • Midsummer

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought. " - Wallace Stevens

French Friday: Le Coucher de Soleil

le 8 juin 2018 (159/365)

« Il a fait la lune pour les saisons. Le soleil sait son coucher.. » - Psaumes 104:19

And so the sunsets on another school year -- my 24th in Pewaukee, my 47th overall. Endings are always bittersweet. There is the relief and the fulfillment of reflecting on what one has learned and achieved, and there is the anticipation and hope for what the future holds. 

To lightening the mood, I must confess that I struggled to combine French Friday and the last day of school in the same post. And if we're being truly honest, those of you who are familiar with Parisian geography recognize that this is a sunrise, not sunset! Well, when in search of a metaphor -- mixed in this case -- any port in a storm! Happy Graduation to the Class of 2018 and for those of us returning in the fall, enjoy some well-deserved time off.

Aloha, y'all!

 April 18, 2018 (108/365) • Hula Hut on Lake Austin

To paraphrase Dorothy, "Toto, I don't think we're in Texas anymore!"

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na...

April 15, 2018 (105/365) • Austin Bat Cruise

"The little bats screamed out in flight, 'Turn on the dark. I'm afraid of the light.'" - Shel Silverstein

Deep in the Heart of Texas

April 14, 2018 (104/365)

"The sky in Texas is the most amazing sky ...like you can see more sky in Texas than you can see anywhere else in the world." - Idina Menzel