Being in the Turf Management field means being up early and out checking on things as the sun is coming up on a new day. The week before the students move in is always one of the quietest times of the year. Summer school has finished, many, if not all, of the large scale construction projects have finished and it is the final week for the grounds crew to be able to operate with little to no interference. It is also a time when, just like graduation, we are working very hard to spruce the campus up for the large influx of new students and family. Our fertilization is peaking at this time, irrigation practices are fine-tuned and mowing happens on a daily basis.
But there is just something about being on campus early, the sun is shining through the trees, there are hardly any people, traffic or anything other than a peaceful landscape.
I thought sharing a few shots of campus in the early morning light would be worthwhile.