Spent my last day of this term at work deleting e-mails and other stuff that is no longer needed, at least 30 minutes shredding paper that should not fall into the wrong hands and another hour trying to purge my classroom.
Tomorrow I will make a serious effort to clean my apartment before I leave for a weekend with Dad and -B-… But since I know my mess won’t bother anyone else while I’m gone – I may just say “Sod it” and leave dust bunnies, sticky floors and piles of unsorted stuff until next week.
A colleague of ours is leaving town this summer and her going-away present was…
… a chance to make her own vase, or glass or… at the local glass works.
One more day at work before summer holidays!
Old trees that have been allowed to die and fall down on their own, often end up leaving the oddest remains…
… and this must be one of the most peculiar ones I’ve seen lately. In another light and later on in the evening, this could be the stuff nightmares are made of!
When trying to take pictures of the graduation class, you’de better be fast about it! Since I haven’t been teaching in this particular group, I tried to stay out of the way of parents and others when shooting…
…so before I knew it, they had scattered!
This is however one of the chandeliers in our church. There has been a church here since 1641, but the present building dates back to 1760, with additions and renovations made 1894 and 1969.
This is the last day of this term – for which I am sooo thankful!
Tomorrow is graduation with a ceremony in our beautiful church.
I thought all Canada geese would be way up in the mountains, tending to their eggs – but I was obviously wrong.
These five were cruising along not far from the shore where Loki was cavorting around. Could it be young ones who haven’t found a mate yet?
I guess I should always check my old blog posts before I say much about anything…
During a walk this afternoon when I saw Labrador tea in bloom, I was positive this had to be a month earlier than last year, and the year before… It turns out that it’s only about a week earlier than 2009 – which was the first time I posted a picture of this unassuming herb. (I’ve used the same pictures a few times since then)
Other than that – we’re on the last week of the term and we’re all praying that we won’t fall to pieces until after lunch on Friday.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…
… I miss the Canada Day celebrations!
Finding cloudberries in bloom this early in the summer, does not bode well…
The insects that should aid in pollination have not yet been hatched, so the flowers will more than likely give no berries.
Tomorrow I’m off for a 450 km drive to celebrate my nephew when he graduates from Senior High on Wednesday. I may be posting from there – or I may not, depending on time and opportunity. My to-do-list is a mile long and I’m only going to be there for three whole days…
We’ve had absolutely fantastic weather during the last 2 weeks – uncommonly warm and not a drop of rain. Earlier on we had a few short showers and then the skies brightened again.
After that came thunder and lightning – which Loki does not like. While on the porch, he was barking at the sky until I took him inside. Poor guy, he just does not understand who it is that creates such a ruccus!