- Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Two Weeks in Autumn Photo Challenge - Day 2 "Autumn Flowers"
September 24, Day 2 Autumn Photo Challenge - "Autumn Flowers"
By this time of the year most of our flowers are beginning to look a bit tired or have disappeared altogether. Not so for the aptly named sedum Autumn Joy. In the summer you get these succulent pale green mounds capped with an almost cauliflower-like bloom. Then with the first cool weather and a bit of rain the "cauliflower" turns into a beautiful bloom cluster that ranges from a purple-pink to the rich burgundy of this photo.
If you'd like to participate in the Two Weeks in Autumn Photo Challenge--and I hope you do--it's simple. Just grab your camera and take a photo of your interpretation of the day's subject. Post on your blog and then leave me a comment so I can visit you and include your link on the player's list below.
September 25 - Day 3 Subject "Autumn Fruits"
Here are today's players:
Pamela @ The Dust Will Wait
Janis @ As Jan Sees It
Joangee @ Musings n Waffle