Home away from Home

I brought my camera to work last Friday for Rachel's shower. It was a glorious July day in the 80's with a nice breeze so I walked around campus on my lunch hour and took some snapshots. The campus is quite right now in between semesters so they were no students to look at me strange. We really do have a well thought out and maintained campus. It's not at all the image you get of the cold community college with boring bureaucratic buildings. We have interesting architecture with lots of sharp, clean lines and our maintenance crew is amazing at adding color and greenery touches wherever you turn. There is lots of orange on campus this year and I love the vibrancy of the above macro shot. The shot below is one of the many flower beds and you can see one of the 2 fountains on campus in the background.

We also have lots of geese and ducks that populate the 2 ponds on campus. I caught this group relaxing in the shade.

I also took a shot of my window that I look out on from my office. I'm looking out from my first floor window as I type, that overlooks my favorite tree. The bushes are pretty high right now but I usually can look out on my birds and other animals that populate the tree. I'm very lucky to have my own little patch of green that I look out on everyday as my desk actually faces the window. I had the tree guy in my office registering for a class last week and he was admiring my view and I dropped a hint that it is even nicer when the bushes are trimmed.

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my home away from home!


Theresa said...

What a lovely campus. I bet it is so relaxing to go outside on your lunch break and just look at those pretty flowers.

Pricilla said...

I am wondering if there is anywhere in the country without Canada geese.

The flowers are lovely.

Nancy said...

Oh, it's so lovely! I am very jealous...I've never had a window in any of my classrooms, ever. I suppose no one gets how important natural light is to an art room, and to people's health in general. Sigh. I want a tree. I bet that's actually a very relaxing environment to work in.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

What a beautiful campus.. and weather in the 80's...aw, makes me dream of winter here in Texas.. LOL.

Lin said...

Oh, it looks very nice. And you work there?? Sheesh. I'm jealous.


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