Sunday, September 30, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Now I know that this isn't the most remarkable photographic feat, but it is quite a find. If I hadn't been hiking with young children, I would have been sure to miss this PRAYING MANTIS. Now I used to find them now and again as a child in Southern Maine, but I don't remember seeing them this far north. With its' magnificent camoflague it was hard to locate with the naked eye. Earlier in the week one of my student's parents found a dead one in the window as she was cleaning and brought it in the classroom. Their presence a result of global warming??
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
When we went to Pat's Pizza recently after a football game, my son being a fan of vintage cars and such eyed the old jukeboxes at each table. As he excitedly flipped through the titles for the perfect song, his mother rooted through her purse for a quarter. Being observant, the waitress appeared reporting the sad news, "Oh those haven't worked for a long, long time." I suppose one day the i-pod will become vintage and excite some young tike. Just think of that.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
It's apple picking time! I can't believe that it is that time of year again (so soon)! As we prepare to transition from one season to another, it is comforting to rely on the familiar family traditions....and of course Apple Crisp with French Vanilla ice cream. Now that's comforting!!!
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
The old time country fair on Labor Day weekend is a tradition that our nearly now adult children insist upon. Each year we exchange family tales of bygone years of fair going. How my mother loved this event. To be sure "grammy stories" were predominately weaved through our afternoon bringing laughter and smiles. How I miss her and the zest she had for adventure and individualism. She taught us well.