At the fall semester campus faculty welcome meeting on Aug. 26, 2016 I officially received my State University of New York Chancellors' Award for Excellence in Librarianship. I got a certificate from the Chancellor, and from the Plattsburgh College Council and then of course the medallion (aka 'the bling'). the medallion is to be worn when wearing our regalia - so basically that means I will wear it at the graduation ceremonies. It is actually pretty heavy, at least a pound or two.
Also at the end of August the landscapers showed up and did the landscaping around the gazebo. I think we have had the gazebo for about 6 years and had not done anything to set it off. So now it looks more like a feature in the yard, and not like we just plunked down the gazebo.
Also pictured is the new shrub I bought in the spring. As you can see here is has light pink flowers in late summer. It is planted to the east of our front porch. It is still pretty small, but it should get to be a few feet tall eventually.