Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Change of Seasons

I've been really busy this week getting my classroom ready for school to start back.  We go back so early now.  Long gone are the days when we didn't go back until September.  While taking a little stroll through my neighborhood at sunset I started thinking about how I am so ready for cooler temperatures.  I remembered that I have taken pictures of a maple tree in my front yard during the different seasons.  I love the transformation of this tree.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Front Porch Rocking

It's hard to believe that my summer break is almost over and I must report back to school next week.  I have enjoyed having time to sit on my front porch, relax and enjoy the view. You sit back and enjoy the view too.
I love this rocking chair.
This is what I see each morning from my front porch.  It's a beautiful view.  

My Crepe Myrtles are filled with blooms.

I enjoy watching the birds take a little dip.

This is where I love to sit and watch the birds in the late afternoon.

View from my back deck.  There's a bird feeder next to the chair on the left and at different times of the day you will see cardinals feeding.
I love summer!
Yall come back now!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pampered Chef Goes To The Beach

Don't you just love these drink holders? They are perfect for the beach.  Each one has a color coded tab so you can always find your drink.   The set comes with 6 drink holders and a larger one that will hold a large bottle.  I bought them from Pampered Chef and gave them to my daughter in law as a gift.  I want a set for myself now.   
Pampered Chef

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

It's a Teachable Moment

I am spending the week at New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  This morning I woke up to something that I am always teaching my students about but have never seen it myself before..... until today. I witnessed a sea turtle burying her eggs and then crawl back to the ocean. 

My daughter in law and I are both teachers so we both grabbed our cameras and ran straight to the beach.  She was pushing sand to cover the eggs and then turned around to head back to the ocean.  I noticed that she moved each flipper independently of each other like swimming.  After 10 strokes she would stop and rest and then move 10 more times.  It took about 10 minutes to get back into the water. 

As soon as she reached the water, I noticed that she lowered her head to submerge it.

Lesson plans are whirling through my head right now!!!

There are always postings around the beach condos to remove all tents and chairs at night because it might interfere with the turtles coming ashore.  I always kind of disregarded it but I understand now why they should be removed.  We left our tent out overnight and she made a path right under it to lay her eggs.