Thursday, January 31, 2013

dyed flower

children bring flowers to our classroom, all different kinds.  these are simple phone pictures with no editing.  
dyed or not, just lovely.

joy to you!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


morning sky.  traffic moving, lights behind and on the waiting car.

safe driving and joy to you.

Monday, January 28, 2013


you know my theory - the best things in life aren't things,
they're people.

but sometimes it's nice to appreciate stuff. 

joy to you!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

sunrise, sunset

 walking into school last week, distracted by the sunrise.  
driving home the next day, same thing.  
you can see the river from route 50 now.  

beautiful days.
joy to you.

Friday, January 25, 2013


natal plum, circa 1975.  in training since 1985.  

the day we visited, the conservatory was having a bonsai meeting.  clippers and cameras out, the artists were working.  
slower than a paintbrush, it takes long years for their art to be complete.
is it ever finished?

joy to you.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

spring - inside

i teach at a marvelous montessori school.  each morning this month, i get to help little and big kids out of their cars.  it's called car-line.
the children are bright and fresh and ready for adventures.  
they come from loving homes.
being outside is invigorating.  
this week our morning car-line has been between 10 and 17 degrees f.  
bitter cold.  
so it's really lovely to remember that spring has already sprung, inside, at krohn conservatory.

keep warm.  (and to our friends in australia, we're sending cold air.)
joy to you.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

a great gift

 gift from my son's birthmom.  
open adoption works beautifully for our family.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

nonliving and living

living and nonliving is a montessori lesson.  
they can both be beautiful.  

joy to you.

Monday, January 21, 2013

moving again

 it was the first run over the purple people bridge
 for 2013.
 then we went under some bridges, 
 past the cincinnati reds' stadium, and
 then into downtown and past the courthouse.
it was a joy to get outside, although there was a price for my attention to the beautiful sunrise.
i tripped, fell into the road, and got a little road rash.  happily no cars were coming.  it was early, after all.

worth it!

Friday, January 18, 2013

taft's mothers and babes

it's family time (although my children are a lot bigger than this now).
have a beautiful weekend.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

moma revisited

maybe we can zip off to nyc for the weekend?  visit some famous and not-so-famous works?  get a cultural booster?

moma memories.  
let's go soon.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

chihuly at columbus museum of art

columbus ohio has chihuly's art in several spots.  
framed by the drapes, it's a colorful magnet for visitors to the
columbus art museum.

happy wednesday!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

smells like spring

winter is wonderful, and

a whiff of spring is also lovely.  

joy to you.

Friday, January 11, 2013

one more - taft museum, miniature and full size

the taft museum looks elegant tiny, 
and large.
the columned entryway is welcoming.
you can imagine presidential candidate taft, visiting in 1908, getting ready for his campaign.

the exhibit at krohn conservatory ends today, but you can check out the creative makers of the little version at applied imagination.  

joy to you!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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