“If you can find a way to add some adventure to a mundane daily commute, I suggest you do that. Life is too short, my friends.”
At least an hour of each of my working days is spent commuting. If I am traveling at a time when there isn’t heavy traffic, I can drive from my home in South Carolina to my school in
“Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”
Children anticipate each holiday. Many of our school activities are planned around holidays in first grade.
In the fall, children always anticipate
“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
Gibbs Garden, located in Ball Ground, Georgia, has become a must visit location for me two times each year. I first visit Gibbs Garden in March for the daffodil bloom to see millions of daffodils cascading throughout the garden. For the past three years, I also have been visiting the garden
“So come with me, where dreams are born, and time is never planned. Just think of happy things, and your heart will fly on wings, forever, in Never Never Land!”
My first school composite, created as a part of my 900 Days of School project, began
“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.”
This past weekend was the weekend that I finally saw the types of colors that I had been seeking and always associate with fall. Although on land, things looked vibrant, all really came to life as soon as I made my way to
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
I was really afraid that this would be the year that I would miss seeing the really vibrant fall colors that bring my heart such joy. Lack of color and muted colors have been all that I had been able to find this autumn. That all changed
“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
Typically, by the end of October, I have spent several weekends “chasing” and photographing fall colors. I spend each weekend going to the place that has the most abundant colors. This typically
“The camera basically is a license to explore.”
I began my project of making one photograph a day for the last five years of my teaching career by recording things I saw at school. The simple recording images, without children present soon led me to seek things more challenging, more meaningful.
One week I