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First day of summer, last word in elegance

Arrival of the solstice shortly after 11:30 p.m. EDT on Sunday may have some folks singing, “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer,” but it hasn’t remotely been an inactive time for General Services employees (or for anyone else working toward the start of the Fall 2021 semester)! Campuses are humming with busyness, inside and out, proving there’s no offseason at the eternally beautiful home of Penn College’s Tomorrow Makers.

– Photos by Cindy Davis Meixel, writer/photo editor (unless otherwise noted)

A splash of "Gilmour Grenache," anyone? This tribute to President Davie Jane Gilmour's leadership (and love of flowers) was recently uncorked outside Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, regularly recognized by Wine Spectator magazine for its cellared selection.
A splash of “Gilmour Grenache,” anyone? This tribute to President Davie Jane Gilmour’s leadership (and love of flowers) was recently uncorked outside Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, regularly recognized by Wine Spectator magazine for its cellared selection.

The latest in a string of campus improvements, a "daily special" for the ever-inventive GS grounds crew, points visitors to the restaurant's red-roofed entrance.
The latest in a string of campus improvements, a “daily special” for the ever-inventive GS grounds crew, points visitors to the restaurant’s red-roofed entrance.

The floral fruit of the vine flows from "bottle" to "glass."
The floral fruit of the vine flows from “bottle” to “glass.”

A toast to summer
A toast to summer

The main entrance is decked out in seasonal finery, a wardrobe that grows more becoming with every passing day.
The main entrance is decked out in seasonal finery, a wardrobe that grows more becoming with every passing day.

Shadows lengthen outside the Student & Administrative Services Center, taking their cue from the year's longest dose of daylight.
Shadows lengthen outside the Student & Administrative Services Center, taking their cue from the year’s longest dose of daylight.

One of two floral frames is already primed for picture-perfect posing.
One of two floral frames is already primed for picture-perfect posing.

The colorful "PCT" alongside the tennis courts, always an eye-catching element, will flourish in the weeks ahead.
The colorful “PCT” alongside the tennis courts, always an eye-catching element, will flourish in the weeks ahead.

Beauty is a beholder's prerogative, and there's much to consider in these delightful details.
Beauty is a beholder’s prerogative, and there’s much to consider in these delightful details.

Ravishing roses are aplenty on the campus mall.
Ravishing roses are aplenty on the campus mall.

A whirlwind of greenery, outside the Keystone Dining Room (Photo by Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director, Dining Services)
A whirlwind of greenery, outside the Keystone Dining Room (Photo by Noelle B. Bloom, assistant director, Dining Services)

On-campus housing, including Dauphin Hall, is also dressed smartly.
On-campus housing, including Dauphin Hall, is also dressed smartly.

The Thompson Professional Development Center, bustling again behind its shroud of greenery, welcomes summertime visitors.
The Thompson Professional Development Center, bustling again behind its shroud of greenery, welcomes summertime visitors.

Flower power in metal towers, an attractive mainstay of exterior campus décor.
Flower power in metal towers, an attractive mainstay of exterior campus décor.

Refreshing water elements across campus complement the flow of technology and the steady stream of the nearby Susquehanna River.
Refreshing water elements across campus complement the flow of technology and the steady stream of the nearby Susquehanna River.

Aaaaaaaaaaah, one could be tempted to take a dip in the Veterans Fountain as temperatures and humidity rise – but one would be strongly advised NOT to!
Aaaaaaaaaaah, one could be tempted to take a dip in the Veterans Fountain as temperatures and humidity rise – but one would be strongly advised NOT to!

Awaiting the return of Wildcats …
Awaiting the return of Wildcats …

… and a tomorrow in the making!
… and a tomorrow in the making!

 

 

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