Whatever Happened to August?

Structured plans were made for Summer Break: tidy the house, plant the yard, plan for the new school year. I had the whole summer to accomplish all of my goals. Well. Here it is August. Time to go back to work/school. I never made a dent.

In fairness; back to school use to commence after Labor Day. What ever happened to August? *sigh* Oh, well. Goals un-met. It was difficult. We were just able to squeeze in beach days, camping glamping, lake life, . . . 🙂

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lake life
dining out
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It was a very good and much needed Summer Break with family. I don’t mind a bit of a scramble getting ready for the first week of school. Here’s to planning for next June!

Have a good week! — Joanne

Maritime Forest Bald Cypress Trail

George, Phoebe Darling and I hiked the Bald Cypress Trail in First Landing State Park during the quiet wee hours of a recent Saturday morning.

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This trail lies inside an old maritime forest full of bald cypress swamps, lagoons, rare plants and wildlife. The Smithsonian Marine Station defines maritime forests as “narrow bands of forest that develop almost exclusively on stabilized back dunes of barrier islands, inland of primary dunes and scrub.” Maritime forests occur along the Atlantic coast of the United States.

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Fall Camping

The family got together to camp in Virginia’s Bear Creek Lake State Park over the long weekend.  Lovely fall weather – perfect for hiking, kayaking and taking in all of the flora and fauna. Crisp cool nights. Thank goodness for the heated mattresses in our camper! I’ll let the images do the talking…

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