Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Week's End

With the daylight lasting longer, I've been able to get down to the beach after work for a walk a couple of days this week. Needless to say, it's a great way to relax.

I see lots of dogs on the beach, but very few cats. This is as close as I was able to get to this one.

Also saw this shore bird; a friend tells me it is a yellow-crowned night heron, hunting crabs for dinner. I've never seen one before.

Whereas the seagulls are regulars.



These flowers were free bulbs I dug up from a neighbor who was re-landscaping; I love them! The border is scavenged driftwood.

To kick off a unit on how our perspective shapes our writing, I had my students create a personal coat of arms, based on their definition of values, customs, national identity, and heritage. I felt like they did a nice job on them, so while it doesn't make a lot of sense to hang student work up this late in the year, it seemed a shame not to.

Gracie looks like she had a rough day, doesn't she?



  1. Thank you for your beach photos Rose, it was just what I needed. Have a wonderful long weekend,

  2. I always enjoy your beach photos.
    Your students did a great job. Maybe a new display brings some last-minute energy!

  3. How nice to be able to walk on the beach after work! That's a pretty kitty. And I love the heron, he looks like he has a plan.

    Wow, your salvaged flowers seem very happy to have joined your yard. They are really pretty.

    Poor Gracie. I think you might work her too hard ... ;-)