We are finally feeling the last strains of summer give way to autumn. I can almost see the humidity leaving the air here in NC and hear a tussle of leaves as a cool breeze starts to bring in the first strains of fall. I’m always a bit sad when summer starts to end, yet can’t wait to start busting out some cozy layers.
And this was definitely a summer to remember – our first here in NC, but not as deathly hot as I was expecting. We had plenty of great family visits, a bit of travel, and as the season winds down I find myself settling into my teaching groove once again. As much as I love the free spiritedness of summer, I must say I’m a gal who likes her routine.
So, to send off summer properly, here are some of my favorite looks from the past few months!
This week the lab is a bustle of activity. While we still have equipment being delivered and various things being screwed into walls or hooked up to the network, I also have a visiting scientist coming in to process some tissue and a hive of eager undergrads ready and waiting to lend a hand. Nothing makes me smile more than that excited feeling of discovery. I think that will forever be my favorite part of working with undergraduates – reminding me of the feeling where everything is new and every day is an adventure.
Meanwhile, this poor, overworked researcher will be trying to wrap up a book chapter draft and writing lectures, while leaving the fun stuff to the young’uns. Although I may have to peek in every now and then. I mean, what’s the fun of having your own lab if you can’t play in it once in awhile??
Once more unto the breach!