Thursday, August 25, 2011

Remembering

Welcome! It has been a quiet week here at Willow's Cottage. Catching up on chores, writing more lessons, especially vocabulary words.  Learning new tricks in Microsoft 2007 thanks to The Professor who is just brilliant when it comes to formatting vocabulary quizzes.  This evening (Thursday) we have been at the university attending the annual welcome-back-to-campus librarians' reception for faculty and families, so this Fave Five is short on prose and long on photos.

1.  Happy to be back at our farmers market


But still remembering our wonderful week at the beach. And getting our photos uploaded.

2.  This seagull was the perfect model


3.  Views of Gaviota Pier on the Pacific Ocean, California


A favorite place to fish


or stroll on the beach


Or sit and relax and watch the sea gulls


4.  Speaking of campfires...


5.  Visiting Mission La Purisima State Park


Lovely to remember while I'm sitting at my desk planning lessons for September and October and December.

How was your week?

Thanks to Susanne for hosting Friday Fave Five.

16 comments:

Jientje said...

I just LOVE your beach photos! Quiet weeks are nice too,they give us time to enjoy the good things, like the photos from your holiday! I love how wonderfully fresh those veggies look! No farmers markets around here though, and I think that's a pity. I hope you have a great week ahead Willow!

Tracy said...

LOVELY shore-side shots, Willow... and drooling over your farmer's market treats...mmm... Happy Days as you make ready for a new school year--hope it's a super one! :o) ((HUGS))

ellen b. said...

Love the photos. Seems fall and school is upon us a little too soon ths year. It's great that your farmer's market is open all year long :0)

Barbara said...

So deserted and with beautiful blue skies. Glad you had a good week.

With windows 7 and office 2010 I could just do with borrowing the Professor.

kari said...

i really love the blue in your beach photos. they are making me miss the beach a lot.
Happy planning for your lessons.

Hazel said...

The farmers market photo makes me hungry. Haven't had those healthy items in my diet for a long time. Avocados are very expensive in Thailand. I enjoyed the visual tour.

Susan@FruitfulWords said...

Your ocean pictures had me drooling. I soooo need to make a beach visit soon.These pictures and memories will be good to reflect on when the days are cold and dreary.

Kathie said...

Your beach and campfire photos remind me of my week - it's been wonderful! But my fff post is all wedding. Beach and campfires have to wait :)

Have a great week!

Barbara H. said...

Love the beach photos! And the cooperative seagull. What neat summer memories.

Carrie said...

That sounds like a very fun trip! (BTW, love your cute and comfortable shoes in the other post as well!)

Hope you are enjoying a great weekend.

Brenda said...

I've been to a lot of the Mission's in CA but I've never visited "La Purisima", I'll have to stop by next time we are out that way.

I always enjoy your beach photos and I love that you take advantage of living close to the beach.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Just lovely pictures. I'm already planning, Willow...and grading. (At least, I should be!)

Hope you have a great week and a wonderful school year ahead!

Karyn said...

Lovely photos - looks like a beautiful place to spend time

Our Village is a Little Different said...

The weather has kept me from posting sooner, but I wanted to say hello. What wonderful photos. I want to jump right into them! Catherine

Bethany Hissong said...

The vegetables look so fantastic!!

Marg said...

Fun to catch up with you...It must be somewhat difficult to think about the words, "Going back to school"
I wish the best for you and keep all these photos and memories tucked away so that you can pull them out of your hat...when you feel that burden of stress wearing you down...
Enjoy the beginning of a new school year.