My Favorite Day of the Year

01 June 2008

In my book, June 1st has always been the first day of summer...

As a child, it meant just a few more torturous days in school before Summer Vacation.
You see, our schools were built with winter heating in mind - keeping the cold outside and the heat inside. The first few hot, muggy days of June were slow to pass as teachers brought in loud fans and frequent ice cream treats. Sitting in a superheated brick classroom was the last thing anyone wanted to do - teachers and students alike. Instead, lesson plans would embrace any excuse to get us outside and running in the breeze.

June 1st was unofficial start of summer vacation...
No more homework, no more quizzes, and no code of conduct was taken too seriously.
You could feel the idea in the air - 'Only a few more days until we're free'.

::sigh::

What does this day mean to me as an adult?
I'm not quite sure, but it's still my favorite day of the year.
Even in a land of perpetual summer I still feel a glimmer of that youthful excitement.


...another outtake from a recent shoot on Grand Anse Beach.
Grand Anse, Grenada

Comments

Posted by Chris Hyde on June 2, 2008 1:35 PM:

Wow! Gorgeous. Amazing colors!

Posted by Joshua Yetman on June 12, 2008 4:52 PM:

My name's Joshua Yetman too! I like your work, very colourful

Posted by Filip on June 15, 2008 2:01 PM:

Nice shot with great colors! Looks like a very beautiful place..

Posted by Kannathil on June 21, 2008 2:14 PM:

Lovely Shot!

Posted by Emmett Carson on September 4, 2008 10:12 AM:

Color and sweep are absolutely outstanding.
Enjoyed meeting you at the University Club dinner this weekend.

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