October 12, 2006

Why I am still not done grading those papers

Beach

Because winter is coming.
Because each sunny day must be savored.
Because in October, this part of the country is beautiful.

11 comments:

YourFireAnt said...

Just because.

FA

Yankee, Transferred said...

All of the above.

listmaker said...

Oh, yes. Thanks for the pictures.

joanna said...

The lake! Now I understand the metaphor about lake water being like glass.

landismom said...

Nice shot! I agree, we're just on the cusp of some awful weather, and I want to be outside enjoying the sun while it's still here.

Shelly said...

You're so cool! Thanks for responding to my informal poll.

zelda1 said...

I so love the fall. It's the colors and the sounds and the feelings of regret that the outdoor days will be over and the excitement that cool crisp and cold and dreary are coming. We have one more mountain driving trip planned. I love the smell of fallen leaves and the sounds of crunching leaves.

Chip said...

absolutely! And I can't imagine the students really care if they get the paper a few days later. I mean, you do have to have priorities, and in this area, at this time of year, the priority is exactly to savor each last ray of sunshine. Because it's another 6 months before we come out on the other side of winter...

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Exactly.

Leslee said...

sounds like perfectly good reasons to me!

Rachel said...

All your pics of the foliage and the outdoors are gorgeous. The colors are incredible-- they almost look painted!

Here in NC, the leaves are juuust beginning to turn, and it's in the 50's-60's. Your photos make me miss the Berkshires, where my parents used to live. Fall there is spectacular.