Tuesday, September 15, 2009

these last days of Summer

"Happily we bask in this warm September sun, Which illuminates all creatures..."- Henry David Thoreau

Sunday we spent the afternoon on the southern side of Lake Mendota on the UW campus in Madison.
The Memorial Union there is lovely and faces the lake. Grace and Will loved the sailboats(the UW sailing team keeps their boats docked there)

Of course we had to stop and have some ice cream...they both picked Strawberry!

We walked out on several piers to see the ducks, watch the water and boats and people watch...I loved all the colors of the lake and shore area especially at sunset while we were there.

We are loving the last few days of Summer. You can feel Autumn coming with the shorter days, the sun being lower in the sky and the cool evenings. I've seen several trees here in southern Wisconsin already turning colors. It's always a little bittersweet for me with Summer leaving though my favorite season of Fall is arriving soon! My 2 littles already have field trips for school scheduled, next week Will's class goes out to
walk in the woods at another nearby lake to learn about nature and Grace's class will go apple picking. Goodbye Summer...we've had a fun one!

11 kind words:

Gavin's Family said...

You always capture the best pictures. If you lived closer to the Pacific NW I would hire you to take pictures of my kids.
I love feild trips with the kids classes, have a great time if your tagging along;)

Ashley said...

Beautiful pictures, Gail! I think I've been to that ice cream spot...yummy!

The Morris Family said...

Such great photos of what must have been a really enjoyable "Indian Summer" afternoon. Always a delight to visit your blog and see the beauty you capture through the lens!

Jboo said...

Wow -- looks so beautiful there! Love the vibrant colors in your photos!


Casey said...

Beautiful images and beautiful children! I know what you mean... summer has passed too quickly. Since Em and Liam have been in school for a few weeks now it feels like fall already... even if the weather still says 80. haha!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a beautiful and peaceful place to visit.....I loved seeing Lake Mendota through your eyes:)

Sounds like the kids have some fun trips coming up......I have a recipe that you could use for all those apples you are going to be picking:) It will be posted tomorrow!



Kayce said...

I just love all the vibrant colors in your photos. We too are enjoying these last few days of the summer and getting ready for a bit of fall to come soon.

Anonymous said...

The chairs are an art poster!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

BEAUTIFUL photos..
Looks like you have been having a blast..
Have a great week.

Dita said...

Gail, what stunning images. Every picture tells a story!

I love the Fall too. I imagine the colors there are gorgeous in the Fall as well and I can't wait to see your Lovelies in the Fall Foliage!

Doug and Terrye said...

What a beautiful picture you paint with words...matches the beautiful photographs!

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