Summer is coming to a rapid end and for the 3rd year in a row, Steve and I did not fully enjoy the sweetness of summer because we were too busy searching for a place to live, packing, moving, and unpacking and oh my god THANK the LORD this was the last time. As much as I love the warm weather and long days of summer, the coming of Autumn always makes me feel incredibly good inside. I can taste the brisk evening air on my tongue and it reminds me of peppermint mochas, visiting the Avila Barn, slipping into a cozy sweater, baking cookies and making my famous "leftover soup". I love the changing of the leaves and all season long I day-dream about jumping into piles of crunchy leaves in New York's Central Park. One day!
The last week of summer has been calm and relaxing. My scar is starting to heal up - see! The Doc did a great job using one of my pre-existing neck wrinkles as a template for the incision. Way to go!
I got my new camera lens (thanks for the recommendation, Maren!) and I absolutely love it! I always had a hard time getting close-ups on objects with the perfect crispness and background blur (there might be a photography term for this), but now I can get that perfect, artsy shot! I haven't had many opportunities to shoot much yet, but I've been practicing on my roses outside and of course Steve's lovely face! I am hoping to get some nice photos to print and hang around our house like I did before.
Steve has been busy fixing sprinklers, pulling weeds, organizing the garage, catching gophers and his latest victim - a big, fat, hairy, RAT! Steve is in heaven at this place.
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Some exciting things coming up:
- Engagement Shoot with Applemoon Photography!! - October 11
- Bridesmaid weekend - October 17, 18 (cake tasting!!!)
- Bridal Fair - October 18
- Thanksgiving in Idaho - November 26-29