Thursday, September 18, 2014

almost friday and the weekend

Enjoy some beauty this weekend!


mist details by serni on Flickr.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

books in the reading pile

For class:

For me to use for this reading:

Slow reading for my students and this is excellent:

In my list of geography books for my class:

I finished this book last week and really liked it. The cover glows in the dark!

Next book club read:

AND this lovely book came yesterday and I started it:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

to a wedding

Heading on a jet plane to a wedding this weekend. 
Be back on Monday.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sights from the week

1. feathers - many through the week in my path, even in a drawer. Today ,  I found beautifully patterned ones  on a walk around a lake. Ducks and geese. There is a heron who was there last week.  I would love to find one of his feathers. He seems to be a guy as he stood by the edge with ducks around him. Not afraid and scoping out the territory. 

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -
That perches in the soul -
And sings the tune without the words -
And never stops - at all ...
 ( Emily Dickinson)

2. leaves - they seem to be turning and falling. I collected them on a walk and stuffed
them in my pocket. 

THE LEAVES, like women, interchange
  Sagacious confidence;
Somewhat of nods, and somewhat of
  Portentous inference,
              ( Emily Dickinson)

3. books: a pile from the library sale shelves and the most thrilling are these three:

 Tree Book by Julia Ellen Rogers. ( look up her name and find her books online at Project Gutenberg) I found this edition and below is another edition

Wild Flowers by Neltje Blanchan
 I found this copy  and this is not my photo. Her books are beautifully illustrated and online also.  Below is another edition

Those were 3.00 each. I had found a Kate Seredy book in the children's room and almost screamed with joy : 20 cents.  
I have collected her books for two decades and think I have already have this book and no dust jacket:

Last night the book I am almost finished with GLOWED in the dark. Glowed a bookstore.!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

It is almost friday. Need some beauty

 a new month:


My old house had dormers. It was a Cape Cod. This is from tumblr
and there is so much sunshine streaming in. I love the two windows
and the window ledge. 

another beautiful window:

Monday, September 1, 2014

school starts tomorrow

Heading into American History.....

“If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea”
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"The Boyhood of Sir Walter Raleigh" by Millais

Choir starts too for my daughter and of course, I get a call at 6:00 to monitor the lobby  tomorrow . All month. hump..... I would like to be 
in that painting.  I will be gone all day. Somewhere along the way, I do 
believe a Starbucks might be necessary.