This last September, Institute staff put the final touches on one season and welcomed another by taking summer’s last road trips, harvesting in backyard gardens, and of course, hitting the trails to enjoy fall’s new color palette. Join us for a glimpse through our best pics from the month!
Get ready to be hit in the eyeball with a wallop of color! Every season has its bag of tricks, and painting the landscape in every possible shade of red, orange, and yellow is autumn’s superpower.
What’s Happening in the Kitchen
Although meals packaged in to-go containers have temporarily replaced a trip through our buffet and indoor seating, the delicious fare served up by our kitchen crew remains as tempting as ever.
Summer has come to an end but we’re still enjoying the bounty and beauty growing in our gardens. Before we turn to fall planting, let’s take a look at the harvest of Institute staffers who wear green thumbs with pride.
Base Camp Opening Weekend
On the last weekend of September we excitedly welcomed guests back to the Learning Center for our first Base Camp since closing campus this spring. Rain showers dampened the trails around campus but you can count on Pacific Northwesters to come prepared with boots and a sense of adventure.
Putting the Final Touches on Summer
Nature is a respite one can rely on in any season, but especially this summer it offered the renewal many of us needed. By exploring new corners of the map and returning to favorite haunts, meeting friends of various species and finding quiet moments to check in with ourselves—we all got by with a little time spent outdoors.
Thanks for coming along on this photo round-up! As always, we invite you to share your own adventures with us—please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and your pics just might appear in our next round up!