Tuesday, December 3, 2013



She hovers outside
balancing the bubble boy
safely on her lap

This fascinating image was revealed when the original matte was removed.

I found this wonderful photograph with a series of other "Hidden Mother" images at this Flickr group.

Mothers have avoided cameras since the dawn of photography, it seems.

Sunday, November 10, 2013



Thank you for quiet:
No clocks, phones, television
Slow down and listen.

Thursday, November 7, 2013



Thanks for chocolate chips,
boys that insist on helping,
coffee and patience

Wednesday, November 6, 2013



Thank you for markers,
tables covered with paper
and 2 patient boys

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Haiku #217-#221

I am reviving the haikus to celebrate all that I am thankful for.  First, I need to catch up!


I am thankful for
the gift of education
and the end of LOANS!!!


Thank you for my job.
How did I get so lucky
day in and day out?


Thanks for the seasons;
for the leaves we collect
walking through the park


Thank you for spiders:
Their graceful long arms and legs
building perfect webs


I'm thankful for hats;
Happy hats on happy heads!
A happy classroom!

Monday, May 27, 2013

Haiku #216


When fingerpainting
it's head, shoulders, knees & toes
eyes, ears, mouth and nose

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Haiku #215


They'll outgrow bubbles.
But for now, I'll wave the wand
and freeze time a bit.