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Wednesday, May 31, 2017


     I wonder how many hours of my childhood and youth were spent with a book in hand? It had to be MANY, as I recall books received as gifts; walking (or riding my bike) the two and a half blocks to the town library at least weekly; A Fish out of Water; the Nancy Drew, Donna Parker, and Annette series; bringing home books from the long, low classroom shelves; reading the stories in old school reading books over and over on my own; book reports; ordering paperback books from the flyer brought home from school; reading in bed, in a tree, in my "hide-outs" in the garage and basement, in the car,... How fortunate to have had that privilege!

     I'm so glad that our oldest grandchild (nearly four now) has loved books from the time he was very little, too. He just may have been my inspiration for this week's Scribble Picnic theme of books! You can read and see what others came up with here.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Potted Plant–Peace Lily

     This past week has gone quickly, with it suddenly being the deadline for joining this week's Scribble Picnic. I've always had potted plants around, even before striking out on my own. Probably one of the first I had was the sturdy philodendron. I know we had an airplane plant around when our son was little, as I recall him getting hold of one of the shoots and pulling the (thankfully lightweight) pot down on him and his walker. We probably did some rearranging after that, after cleaning up all the potting soil! Funerals have been the reason for the acquisition of several plants. I know we ended up with peace lilies after the funerals of at least three, and I think all four, of our parents. Here, with no current bloom, is a last-minute drawing of one of the peace lilies.
You can see what others in the picnic have growing here.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

La Puerta

     I spent most of yesterday in a classroom as a substitute teacher. The class? High school Spanish! Do I speak Spanish? Not much, though I have learned some basics through an app on my phone. Fortunately, the school is linked to another in the district for distance learning, so the aide at the other school was able to lead anything that actually required knowing the language! Keeping order and handing out quizzes at my end of the district were my main requirements.  There were some items in the classroom labeled with vocabulary cards, including... the door! Perfect, since that is what I needed to draw for this week's Scribble Picnic, and I ended up with enough free time to draw it in my sketchbook!

Open the door to drawings by others in the picnic here.