Unfortunately I didn't come across these sunflowers myself while wandering rural Maryland - but instead this is an image that my college roommate took with her iPhone and sent to me. She is a horticulturalist, and travels quite a bit, networking with growers. Now that I'm living in northern Virginia for a bit, I'm in her territory so she used my place as 'base camp' for Sunday and Monday night. It was alot of fun having her visit - and last night we enjoyed one of Washingtonian Magazine's "100 Cheap Eats" - a restaurant called Guajillo Grill where we had yummy chicken enchiladas with an even yummier mole.
I keep thinking that I'll take some pics of my new work world and post them - but it's so different (my office is on the sixth floor of a 12-story building) that I'm not finding a place to even start (this, compared to a coastal estuarine research reserve). I'm busy - and my days are quite intense - overall I'd say the change has been good (as change often is) although I'm definitely homesick for my garden and salt air. My first visit back to coastal South Carolina will be around mid-October, and I'll be able to stay for a full week. I can't wait.
But until then, I have challenging work, and manuscripts from the lab that are rolling along (this week: proofs, an acceptance pending minor revisions, and a draft of a new manuscript) - yes, you might say that I now have two jobs now, two homes. Oh, and not to forget: a paycheck. I have that now too.
~looking into Guajillo Grill~