Category Archives: Campus

Another Delightful “Bond” Cocktail Hour

By Marian Fuchs
Saturday evening saw another delightful “Bond” cocktail hour.  There was music with a beat and swing, there was delicious (and free) beer and cider brewed by the dynamic duo of Chris Ramsey and Denny Klass assisted by Peggy Latimer and Lois Brown. Delicious finger food was prepared by Exec Chef Stephanie Tolson.

Here are pictures of just four of the many people whose talent and charm made the happy hour in the new-and-improved courtyard so enjoyable.

 

 

Collington blooms at the end of summer…

By Marian Fuchs, photo editor

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It’s been sad to see the leaves turning so early this year.  But Collington still has plenty of flower viewing left for you to enjoy.  Here are some examples from the Hilltop Garden, which you can visit for yourselves, ideally in the early morning of a sunny day.

 

In addition to the marigolds, cosmos, asters and daisies, there are still a few sunflowers, and lots of zinnias in full bloom.  Below are a few samples.

And some other close-up blooms…

There are still multi-colored morning glories along the garden fence…

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And a number of flowers whose names I do not know…

 

Many thanks once again to our talented photo editor and to our amazing gardeners!  Our community is more beautiful because of your efforts.

The Silt Project is Done and Looking Good

Our photo editor Marian Fuchs writes:
The other day I took a few pictures at the Lake, after the construction of the barrier.  I think these pictures show that the recent construction will not significantly detract from our enjoyment of the Lake — in fact, the gabions look rather attractive.  The third picture shows the mesh that the crew have spread over the areas of grass that they damaged;  in time the seed in the mesh will sprout and make the grassy area whole again.  The two shadows are Jacob and me.
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I look forward to the lake filling up again soon.

Cleaning Up the Lake

Our Weed warriors took advantage of the temporary lowering of the lake to clean up the perimineter.

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The Collington Road Warriors — Resurfacing Continues

From our photo correspondent Marian Fuchs, some nice photos and explanation:

This morning the crew have been paving the path behind our house.  I thought you might enjoy seeing some pictures of the men and equipment at work.  It’s precision work, and fun to watch their expertise.

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Here’s a pic of the crew paving behind our house.  I was particularly impressed by the fact that this driver could do his rolling backwards as well as forwards!

Full set: