Thursday, May 28, 2009

Keene, NH

I took this picture about a month ago when we were visiting our son in Keene.

There was so much going on with the sky and the wind was blowing the flags and it was just beautiful.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lady Slipper

The people across the street at our campground have this Lady Slipper growing behind their shed.

You don't see these very often.

Friday, May 22, 2009


My mechanic returned my vehicle the other night and while we stood on the back porch discussing it, I could see this sky getting prettier and prettier.

As soon as he left, I ran upstairs to get above the telephone wires and took this picture.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Nancy's Quilt

My sister makes the most beautiful quilts. This is one that my mother-in-law started years ago but didn't get very far with so Nancy finished it for her and added the shams, pillow, and bed skirt.

If you click on the link, it will take you to her husband's music site. Just click on "Nancy's Page" to see her quilts.

Come on Baby, Light My Fire

My husband and I are total opposites but, one thing I know, is that he's my biggest supporter and always has my back.

We have our own interests and while he's fishing or putting a motorcycle together, I'm able to write poetry or go to the beach or do any of the things I enjoy.

This week he's at camp and every night he calls to make sure I'm in for the evening and that the doors are locked.

Sure, sometimes he drives me crazy but the fires are still burning!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pennant: Tropical Island Breeze

These pennants were so much fun to make last summer. This one is by Barbara Hagerty. I figured I'd put them in my journal so I'll know where they are and can look at them whenever I want to. More to follow!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Purple People Eater

Okay, I have no idea why I titled this post that but it just popped into my head.

It was so nice to have the week to myself.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Black and White

I never think about black and white but it's cool to experiment with it.

This picture I took a couple weeks ago seems to lend itself to being changed to black and white. There wasn't much color to begin with but when I edited it, the blossom seemed to just pop out of the background.

See the difference?

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Kylie in the Light

She just glows, doesn't she?

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Saw this scene when I was out for my walk the other night.

The sun was setting behind my back and the shadow of Mt. Forist was creeping slowly up the mountains on the east side of town.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Armed with Cameras

We took our cameras with us when we went outside today during Nature Journaling class.

These are chokecherry blossoms, I think

These really caught our eye. The owner was outside working on her yard so we asked her what they were and were surprised when she said they were tulips.

This little grasshopper tried to join us.

I love the way bluettes look so perky when they are in a clump in the middle of green grass.

It's amazing how much more we noticed with these extra eyes today!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Weekend

It was a nice but quick weekend at camp. The weather was rainy all Sunday morning so we came back home early. It wasn't as wet up here so I was able to mow the lawn.

I love mowing and shoveling! Crazy, I know!

Spoke with both the kids for Mother's Day and with my mom and Gary's mom, too.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Good Week

I've been slow to journal this week after the April marathon.

I had a good week, though. On Thursday I took a professional day and attended the annual Librarian's conference as a guest of our school media specialist. The author of a couple books I teach my tenth graders was the luncheon speaker and she was so entertaining.

Her name is Susan Beth Pfeffer and she wrote Life As We Knew It and the dead & the gone. If you are looking for a couple of really good reads, pick these books up; you won't be disappointed. They are young adult novels but I can't tell you how many adults love them. They are the types of books that just stay with you.

Anyway, it was a treat to have a day off in the middle of the week. It felt so good to not be tired when I got home. I went to Milan and bought all my flowers for the cemeteries, the house in Berlin, and camp. I even did three loads of laundry.

And the icing on the cake? My husband went to camp on Thursday so I had the bed to myself for one night! Oh, did I sleep well!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Baby Fluff

I can't get enough of all the newness!

I took this a couple weeks ago when I was out for my walk.

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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ghost Moon

I have no idea how I got that ghostly full moon in the picture. My lens was clean and it didn't appear on any of the other photos I took.

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I Did It!

30 poems in 30 days!

And, like one of my Poetry-writing students said, "And she took us with her!" Their booklets are due on Monday.

So, I didn't feel too guilty about taking a personal day on Friday. I can think of only one or two other times that I've done that in almost 30 years of teaching.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Favorite Book

With all the reading I do, you'd think this would have been an easy layout to do but I had the hardest time with it!

The fun part, though, was almost rereading the whole book to find a section to quote.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Almost Done!

I did this page at camp this weekend but didn't have much of my "stuff" with me so I looked through some of the letters Anne has sent me over the years and found a few things to put on the page.

Thanks, again, my friend!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

At the Beach

We got camp opened up yesterday and today I hopped on my bicycle and pedaled to Ocean Park Beach.

It was beautiful! The temperature was only about 58 degrees but the sun was warm and there weren't very many people around. Perfect!

I wrote a letter and read a book and took pictures.

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