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Cottage Walks

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 in Buckinghamshire
December Walks 1

I arrived in the UK a few days ago. Since then, I’ve experienced the usual challenges adjusting to the time difference. Despite my best attempts to establish regular sleeping hours, I’m unable to fall asleep until well past midnight. When I finally pass out, I sleep like a rock until well after noon the next day—just in time to watch the daylight fade to darkness. This dismal cycle is wreaking havoc on my productivity and my mood.

To soothe my jetlag, I’ve been taking long walks around Loughton and Great Holm.

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Assortment

A Hot Day in May
A Hot Day in May
It was the kind of weather that wilts flowers. The temperature climbed to ninety degrees and the air grew thick and soupy by mid-morning.
Celtic Sea
Garden of the Gods Wilderness
Garden of the Gods Wilderness
Pictures from a trip to southern Illinios with my mom to visit Garden of the Gods National Wilderness in the Shawnee National Forest.