Friday, September 30, 2011

columbus museum of art

this glass art, "endeavor" fills the room with light and color.  when we have a dreary day, and cold coming in, it is wonderful to remember the warmth waiting at the museum.  no need to wear your coat, just walk and enjoy.  happy weekend!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

doctor's office

fake flowers in the waiting room 

the appointment was for 2:30 p.m., and I finally saw the doctor's resident at 4:15 p.m.  I've never waited so long.  what was beautiful?  hmm.  that remains to be seen.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


some lovely current and former students made this cake and delivered it.  the tip was chocolate. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

morning run

running on the flood wall trail in northern kentucky.  sporadic rain.  we passed a flock of canadian geese.  looking down from a bridge, we saw a crew team in their long, thin boats.  although the temperature was in the low 50s, some wore no shirt.  they were frozen, oars out, still in the water - waiting for a command.  10 1/2 miles.  

Sunday, September 18, 2011

german flag for oktoberfest zinzinnati

johnny bench night

Johnny Bench is 63 now, and made a short speech before the game.  They named a street around the ballpark for him.  It was September 17, 2011.  On September 17, 1983, the Reds had the first "Johnny Bench Night" when he retired.  It was a joy to see someone so devoted and excellent be celebrated with standing ovations.  

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Going outside during the school day was a joy.  The sun shone, and the children were excited to learn about the plants and animals in our biome - the temperate forest.  I took no pictures, but made lots of memories - 
   - the sunlight in the canopy -  looking up and seeing the undersides of leaves bright yellow-green
   - children thinking, looking, finding vertebrates and invertebrates, asking questions to find out about the life around us
   - boys and girls who rarely slow down for art very seriously sketching the forest
   - hearing students just introduced to the terms yesterday use deciduous and coniferous
   - the breeze refreshing us, and bringing floating leaves
   - two hawks soaring as we walked back into the school building
We are making a terrarium of the layers of the temperate forest.  Older children began by digging the bedrock level.  

Sunday, September 11, 2011

riding the ducks

cousins listening and watching

here we are sitting on land, listening to the guide talk about the river.  i thought we would turn and go up the hill, but instead, splash!

the bus/boat drove into the water.  the ohio river looked muddy up close.  very interesting.

roebling suspension bridge, cincinnati

a land/water vehicle?  what fun!

Friday, September 9, 2011

soccer practice by the river

picking up my child at sunset, i noticed the magnificent view of the river, and the bright ball of sun setting behind downtown buildings.  beauty is everywhere.  

Sunday, September 4, 2011

rouster's apple house

this beautiful apple orchard is no longer going to sell apples!  we will still be able to pick blueberries there, but the apple house was a wonderful place, filled with delicious and interesting things.  and the apples were amazing.  very sad to see them go.  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

thinking of Maine

it is supposed to be 100 degrees here tomorrow, and i am dreaming of cool maine - wearing sweatshirts and hiking.  
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