Saturday, July 12, 2008

A Vacation State of Mind

Sometimes, following a particularly nice vacation, when I return to the real world I really just don't want to believe that the holiday is over. Consequently, as part of my vacation withdrawal, I avoid doing all the things that I ought to do upon my return like unpacking, listening to my voicemail messages, responding to unread email, checking my favorite blogs, sorting through my many photos, and tidying up the apartment, and instead I try to maintain my "vacation state of mind" (i.e. just doing nothing).

Inevitably this backfires, because by the time I am ready to face the world again, my backlog of things to do is just overwhelming. Basically, this is a lengthy way of apologizing to all the people to whom I owe email, phone calls, blog comments, and to whom I've promised I will post my photos online. I promise to get back in the groove shortly!

In the meantime, so you can understand why I'm trying to hold onto my vacation state of mind a little longer, a little visual from the western coast of Vancouver Island where we recently spent a few days. More pictures to come. Sooner or later.

12 comments:

amy said...

oh, i hear you!

limonana said...

ahhh!! i totally understand what you mean...& could those photos truly be where i live? wow, i should see this place called "temporary" home through your lens from now on! so beautiful...

alexandra said...

wow! your pictures of vancouver are beautiful!
may i add a link to your blog on my page? i like it so much!!

Sabrina said...

Love the new header photo- it's so bright and cheerful! And the photos of Vancover Island make me wish to go there all the more.

Robin said...

Gorgeous photos! I can't wait to see more (whenever you're ready :)

Shelli said...

I don't blame you! Lovely photos.

Angie said...

Lovely photos, it looks so beautiful there :-)

Christine said...

after seeing those pictures i can see why you want to stay in the vacation state of mind! must have been a great time.

Chessa said...

I want to stay in the vacation state of mind for the rest of the summer. Your photos are fantastic. I really love them. It looks like it was a wonderful trip.

kadria said...

great photos! I'm from Victoria on vancouver island, so am lovin' seeing such gorgeous shots of that beautiful place! thanks for sharing.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

wow! just found your blog and how serendipitous! we're heading to the west coast of vancouver island on Sunday (and then down through Olympic National Park)--I do the same thing when I get home from a vacation--it's hard to come home to the grind sometimes.

Marcie said...

Really nice montage/collage. The images are great. Hope your return to reality has been alright.