September 12: The sun does beautiful things on the surface of the Hudson River at approximately 5:00 PM. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 12: The sun does beautiful things on the surface of the Hudson River at approximately 5:00 PM. 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 11: Another Thursday, another Arlington Farmer’s Market. Today, the house bought apples and artisanal sourdough bread. Yum!

(Rachel Garbade)

September 10: Today was Fall Convocation. I put on my robe, hat, and tassel. It was pretty emotional. Actually though, I kept imagining my mom doing the same exact thing thirty five years ago. I can’t believe this is my very last year at Vassar. Carpe anum! Seize the year. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 10: Today was Fall Convocation. I put on my robe, hat, and tassel. It was pretty emotional. Actually though, I kept imagining my mom doing the same exact thing thirty five years ago. I can’t believe this is my very last year at Vassar. Carpe anum! Seize the year. 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 9: I love having people at my house for dinner. Tonight, I had my friend Sarah over. We ate a lovely meal of chicken, pasta, and arugula salad. Evidently, the pasta was my favorite part of the meal.
(Rachel Garbade)

September 9: I love having people at my house for dinner. Tonight, I had my friend Sarah over. We ate a lovely meal of chicken, pasta, and arugula salad. Evidently, the pasta was my favorite part of the meal.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 8: Here’s a nightly image from TA 18. Simon cuts up the garlic and other ingredients, because I have a small fear of knives, and I usually ready the chicken in some sort of marinade. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 8: Here’s a nightly image from TA 18. Simon cuts up the garlic and other ingredients, because I have a small fear of knives, and I usually ready the chicken in some sort of marinade. 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 7: I didn’t want to do homework so I convinced Sean to go on a “short walk” with me, which turned into an hour long walk all around campus. We ended up exploring the newly renovated New England Building and Sanders Physics. It’s really a shame that I have no reason to take advantage of all the newness because I will never have a class in here. But note to Vassar students: the top floor of New England has a beautiful sun lit study space.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 7: I’ve wanted to photograph the afternoon light in the hallways of Main for exactly one year. So today, I did that today.
(Rachel Garbade)

September 7: I’ve wanted to photograph the afternoon light in the hallways of Main for exactly one year. So today, I did that today.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 6: This afternoon, Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre had auditions. Over forty girls tried out while barely ten boys did. I am constantly stunned by how dancers are capable of learning so many steps so fast. Forget doing the steps, which I could never ever do. But I also could never memorize anything that fast. I guess that’s why I photograph dance rather than dance…

(Rachel Garbade)

September 5: It’s my senior year and this is the very first time I have a class in Blodgett Hall. And wow, every time I walk out of class I see this very view and I am at once reminded of the supreme beauty of Vassar’s campus. I fully plan to take this same photo when the leaves become orange and when snow starts piling up. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 5: It’s my senior year and this is the very first time I have a class in Blodgett Hall. And wow, every time I walk out of class I see this very view and I am at once reminded of the supreme beauty of Vassar’s campus. I fully plan to take this same photo when the leaves become orange and when snow starts piling up. 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 4: Now that I have a kitchen two feet from my bedroom, I find the urge to buy a lot of food all the time very hard to resist. Today was Arlington’s weekly farmer’s market. I did a lot of window shopping and ended up buying deliciously juicy peaches and great kale. #eatlocal 

(Rachel Garbade)

September 3: I don’t know how, but it’s September and it’s still 90+ degrees. I actually elongated my path from the TAs to the library (pictured here) to get a blast of AC on my body. This is no bueno. Dear Mother Nature, I’m ready for fall. Please and thank you.
(Rachel Garbade)

September 3: I don’t know how, but it’s September and it’s still 90+ degrees. I actually elongated my path from the TAs to the library (pictured here) to get a blast of AC on my body. This is no bueno. Dear Mother Nature, I’m ready for fall. Please and thank you.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 2: Today was my very last first day of class. Ya know, unless I decide to do something crazy like go to grad school… Also, I have a particular feeling that I will probably obsess over all my “lasts” this year, so stay tuned.
(Rachel Garbade)

September 2: Today was my very last first day of class. Ya know, unless I decide to do something crazy like go to grad school… Also, I have a particular feeling that I will probably obsess over all my “lasts” this year, so stay tuned.

(Rachel Garbade)

September 1: This afternoon we finally finished our interior design of the living room. The theme is international. We have posters from all around the world, places that are in some way deeply important to all of us. On this wall, there is are Paris, Chicago, and New York City posters. Oh and because I am deeply allergic to all animals, my housemates and I compromised by having two stuffed Grumpy Cats instead. 
(Rachel Garbade)

September 1: This afternoon we finally finished our interior design of the living room. The theme is international. We have posters from all around the world, places that are in some way deeply important to all of us. On this wall, there is are Paris, Chicago, and New York City posters. Oh and because I am deeply allergic to all animals, my housemates and I compromised by having two stuffed Grumpy Cats instead. 

(Rachel Garbade)

August 31: Slowly but surely the house is coming together as a whole. Last night, Simon and I went around Sunset Lake and picked these flowers to fill our carafe that was simply taking up too much space in the fridge. We are just so thrifty. 
(Rachel Garbade)

August 31: Slowly but surely the house is coming together as a whole. Last night, Simon and I went around Sunset Lake and picked these flowers to fill our carafe that was simply taking up too much space in the fridge. We are just so thrifty. 

(Rachel Garbade)

August 30: Tonight Simon and I tried home cooking again. We made a delicious teriyaki chicken dish, mixed with garlic, onions, sesame oil, ginger, and other random seasonings. Oh, and we definitely didn’t follow a recipe. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
(Rachel Garbade) 

August 30: Tonight Simon and I tried home cooking again. We made a delicious teriyaki chicken dish, mixed with garlic, onions, sesame oil, ginger, and other random seasonings. Oh, and we definitely didn’t follow a recipe. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

(Rachel Garbade)