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Summer winding down

24.August 2009

The last few days of Summer are still ahead of us, but with the semester (and teaching duties and looming research) starting next week, I find myself prematurely nostalgic. It seems like just minutes ago that it got warm and only a couple of weeks ago that I finished grading and put away my teaching persona for the year. But today I went and excavated my desk in preparation for another Fall and I can feel the last few minutes of freedom slipping away.

Unfortunately, the copious free time I granted myself this Summer is slipping away with the last few weeks of warm weather. And with that free time goes the time I’ve spent cooking and baking and developing film and scanning negatives and writing these blog posts. Doesn’t mean I’m not coming back, though. It just means that the recipes will be more carefully chosen and the photos worth a few more than 1,000 words on average (hopefully).

This past weekend was the last big hurrah of the Summer, featuring my best friend’s wedding to a lovely guy. I was busy doing bridesmaid duty, so I’ve no recipes to share. However, I appointed myself the unofficial photographer of the three days’ events and took a few hundred photos. Here’s a selection of the best ones. Hopefully a few more posts and recipes before work descends and it’s all to-do lists and moaning about the waning afternoon light. Don’t give up on me!

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