Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The people from the Audubon Society, specifically from the Birds of Prey in Maitland, came to speak to our 9th grade students about the beautiful birds that live in our area. They emphasized the need for all us to be good stewards of our environment. As you can see the students were mesmerized with these birds and their plight. Each bird had an injury of some sort, be it missing an eye which limited their ability to hunt or in the case of the Bald Eagle who appeared to be perfect in everyway, was actually a bird with an injured lung and thus could not fly for long periods of time and live in the wild. We all learned a lot including the fact that eagles have 7,000 beautiful feathers. What a gentleman!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Beautiful day here in Orlando. Spent two hours this morning mowing the grass and finally having a front yard I can feel proud of, thanks to the fact that it was 69 degrees. Cool weather makes a heck of a difference here in FL. Anyway, I am caught in the end of school triangle, correcting papers, setting up reviews, and preparing finals, all the while, looking to the light of vacation just down the road, namely June 6th! Woohoo! Can't you hear the laughter?
Anyway, I was switching channels when I came upon the NASA channel and they had some news about Mars rover and some tidbit about black holes with a lot of animation, and I loved the swirls. I think God loves swirls too. Just look at the Milky Way. So I thought why not play with swirls in my paintings? So my paintings two abstracts are inspired by NASA and space. Fun!