school's out...

hahaha! who doesn't know this Alice Cooper song...

yay! it's finally here... tomorrow the longest day of the year the summer solstice is my son's last day of 1st grade! i am overjoyed! i feel the kiddos have too much school - the days are too long and the year is too long.

i am psyched to get vacation started... here are a few lovely summer images.

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i love this snap of the swim club and with more swimming lessons in a few weeks i'm hopeful i may be able to read a bit this summer.

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a few images of Ocean City, NJ

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one of the many exceptional views from the Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, MA

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the lapping water on the shore of the South River, Edgewater, Maryland

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Grace Bay Beach, The Palms, Turks & Caicos in daylight or setting sun! outstanding!

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the Miles River, St. Michaels, Maryland

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the fun is starting this weekend - the boys head out on a road trip with my father in law and my best friend is flying into town... isn't summer the best!!!

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i love these old sunscreen advertisements! get some on - get out there and enjoy yourself!

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til next time.

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presby garden visit

i enjoyed a lovely afternoon visiting The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair, NJ about an hour outside of Manhattan.

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the gardens were started as a memorial to Frank H. Presby one of the founders of the American Iris Society in 1927 it is a non-profit located on 6.5 acres. 

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this tree is simply gorgeous!

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this last image is of the garden at my son's grade school.  i love that the kiddos are out in nature being taught about plants, composting and planting by tending the garden.  sometimes they simply go outside and hold classes there. Liam really enjoys it and has been participating in a junior master gardener club through our local library since March.

get outside, take a walk and admire your surroundings. 

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til next time.

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