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.
Behind this graceful garden gate you'll find the hand of a gardener with a great sense of humor and talent for combining a stunning variety of plants. Nestled up against the garden fence, I spotted this "stacking" turtle water fountain. What were they thinking? "Okay boys, let's just keep climbing up on each others' backs and surely we'll be able to reach the gate latch and blow this joint!"
If you like this image, scroll down to the Valentine's Day post earlier this week for the huge terra cotta salamander entwined in the passion flower vine on the fence in this same garden. (photos taken on a late 90s garden tour of New England)