I’d never seen one before today.
A unique baby gift arrived in today’s mail from my dear friend J.
Something smoking in in the culinary room. You know how easily the smoke alarms go off when you burn toast at home.
You always know it isn’t just a drill when you hear the trucks come. All was checked out and fine.
And two girls were waiting for me at my classroom door yesterday morning, bouquet in hand.
and at the Double Wide Grill after school, a colleague brought the two retirees, another lovely bouquet
A good day.
Friday the last day with students, Two classes take finals. Then it is clerical days next week, gradebook entries and RETIREMENT begins.
Thank you Cynthia. The flowers are lovely.
The weekly photo challenge is fresh–
Laura sipping a NorthStar Shooting Star- Organic Carrot, Lemon and Ginger
Fresh Mango NYC
Remember Delores’ Fresh Cinnamon Rolls (and Key Lime Pie?) Apalachicola FL
Fresh Oatmeall and Banana and a Latte at Big Dog Coffee
Helen’s Fresh Salad St. George Island July 2014
Fresh Flowers NYC
Produce Boxes NYC
Another guest post with the orange theme.
My friend and former colleague,Toni, emailed me photos from her Sunday visit to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, ORANGE.
Seeing the orange made her think of the theme this week.
I asked if she’d agree to be guest blogger and here are her orange photos.
Thanks Toni. Your photos are a bright spot.
Chihuly garden glass
Last week I borrowed Erika’s pink tulips in Ohio and put the vase outside in the snow to photograph the contrast.
Perhaps you saw that post.
My sister is the one who said, “Buy Spring flowers like the Germans did when you lived in Germany” and I took her advice.
This morning I went to the market to get some fresh produce and a bunch of tulips was 4.99 which I thought was well worth it. They’re from Virginia.
What a different feeling a bouquet of Spring tulips can bring to your spirit.
“We lost an hour of winter”, Mary told me when we set the clocks forward.
This afternoon the sun came in through the dining room window but it didn’t hit the table so I put the vase on the floor to catch the light.
Hope for Imminent Spring could be another title.
p.s. My sister wrote an early email after she saw the Tulips in the Sun post to ask me “did you remember to put the 3 pennies in the water? It make the tulips last longer. Hint from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.”
Sparkling and colorful, glowing and shimmering. Beautiful display with candlelight throughout the show.
Thanks for the cool suggestion to head to the Phipps Conservatory after dinner, V. The Winter Lights Garden was magical on this cold and clear winter night, with the moon peeking through. A great train display too, but not many pics of it. We had fun. xxoo
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Yellow.”
Yes, they said they threw us a curveball with the challenge for yellow right in the midst of silver and red and green holiday colors. No lemons available in the house.
New York City
Central Park Taxi Cabs
October 29th, Wednesday Afternoon
Funny how the unexpected sight of something triggers a stream of consciousness.
The word Iris, the sight of these Iris blooming made me think of many things.
In Highland Park after school today, while waiting for a poet to arrive to shoot the author photo for her new book cover,
I saw these Iris.
I always think of Iris as the“end of the school year” flower but now I see they bloom in late October, too.
Vincent Van Gogh painted them.
Liane Ellison Norman wrote a poem, ” I Dug Up the Iris” about our friend Dorothy’s Iris.
When I was young, we lived in Montclair New Jersey and walked in the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens named after the founder of the American Iris Society.
So many memories triggered by the sight of their blooming today.