29/06/2009

au naturel





well, c'est tout - i'm back from my retreat and am now taking a few days off before the orientation insanity starts. typically, we're booked solid from this point onwards until early september, so i make it a priority to be sure that i'm all rested up while i can - cause from here on in, it's go-go-go. awesome.

while i was technically working throughout the retreat, i was sure to get out early a few mornings to snap a few pics of the lake and grounds before they were abuzz with other visitors. of the shots i took, these four are my favourite - i love the way that the grounds were well-kept but were still rustic enough to not feel resort-y. don't get me wrong - i like resorts, but there's just something about the natural landscape that makes me feel totally relaxed and rejuvenated.

not to mention, the weather absolutely kicked ass.

today: the rain will give me the chance to get some cleaning and organizing done inside. tomorrow night, we're going to see the blue jays play against the tampa bay rays with our student staff but other than that - it's an open week. we can fill it up doing pretty much whatever we feel like.

hello, open road! suh-weet.

8 comments:

Amanda Nicole said...

Oh my goodness that retreat looks A-MAZING! I'd pick a lakefront resort over a tropical one any day :)

Massacremike said...

Yay! Let's fill it up!

down and out chic said...

i'd like to be in a little row boat in the middle of that lake right about now!

katrina lauren said...

so beautiful. there's something special about lakes, trees, and rustic surroundings that feels comfortable & special!

PS~Erin said...

Oh my goodness. That place looks absolutely amazing. Your first photo is so calm and peaceful and beautiful. Wonderful shot.

cindy : quaint said...

i love your photos, they're so peaceful.

Jessica Marie said...

oh my.. it looks absolutely beautiful. i'm glad that you had a nice relaxing time :D

Julia said...

It sounds like the perfect retreat, darling! And the pictures were divine!

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