Saturday, September 8, 2012

What I did on my summer vacation...

Autumn is my favorite time of year. I love, love, love when the seasons start to change, but this year, for the first time in several years, I have a proper summer holiday to look back on. It was full of celestial events, sunny weather, family reunions, lovely food, county fairs and road trips. I watched fireworks and piglet races, built the Frankenstein's monster of backyard slip-n-slides, swam, soaked up the sun and caught fireflies.

the transit of Venus in June, seen through my homemade optical projector (note the sunspots!)

Saugatuck beach on Michigan's eastern shore

the waves at Saugatuck

Saugatuck dunes

blueberry picking

the spoils of over-enthusiastic berry picking

walking in the woods

my brother-in-law and Pajamas Johnson enjoying the sprinklers

up in a swing

my sister's perfect mojitos

sparklers on the 4th of July

Hope you had a lovely summer, too!

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