Saturday, November 20, 2010

Homersville, GA off Route 84






These are pictures from my trip to SC via GA, namely, I wanted to try a new route, so I took I 75 and went the long way. it was long and lonely until I made a stop in Homersville. I just couldn't by pass Ron's store in Homersville. I was treated so graciously by Ron whose creativity and joy exudes out of his workshop and overflows into his front lawn. I had to stop and pick up some pumpkins which I shared with my friends, almost family in Charleston and Camden. Here's Ron's store, be sure to visit!
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Friday, November 19, 2010

El Yunque

 
 
 
 

These pictures would go well with that poem I wrote the other day.

Here's the poem again:


El Yunque

Chugging cars up rounded hills honking
full of silver lined Yagrumo leaves
birds shrieking like long whistles
flying over lush green Yuquiyu
flowing with gushing streams that
splash against my skin
with chilling water
and coquis sing
as it rains while
I am sitting on a boulder
feet in the flowing water
with gold at my feet
I am wealthy
I am rich
as I breathe
the fragrance of white delicate ginger
which drapes me in as a
Taino roams in the bushes,
searching for his sacred past.
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Driving through El Condado

 
 
 
 

I finally found the adaptor for my sandisk that is on my cellphone. It took a year. Here are some pictures I took last year. I especially love the Miami building because I worked there for a year when I worked with Tony Tours eons ago.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Writing Poetry in Class

Today, my students and I were exploring the use of imagery. To make the concept more understandable, I created a graphic organizer with all the senses on the left, and they had to choose an outdoor place to make come alive with imagery. Once the chart was filled we had to choose phrases from the chart to create a free verse poem. What luck!!

It was something I love to do...write. Of course as a teacher, I had to model it. To think, I was being paid to do something I so love. So there I was thinking about a beautiful outdoor place, so for my first chart, I wrote phrases describing El Yunque, and used those phrases to write my poem. They got to see me write it, cross out, replace words, add adjectives, delete others, and they loved the result! They were inspired, so I hope to put up some of their poems, too!

So here is my poem:

El Yunque

Chugging cars up rounded hills honking
full of silver lined Yagrumo leaves
birds shrieking like long whistles
flying over lush green Yuquiyu
flowing with gushing streams that
splash against my skin
with chilling water
and coquis sing
as it rains while
I am sitting on a boulder
feet in the flowing water
with gold at my feet
I am wealthy
I am rich
as I breathe
the fragrance of white delicate ginger
which drapes me in as a
Taino roams in the bushes,
searching for his sacred past.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fresh on ETSY.com

 
 
 
 

Please find "Autumn on Route 84" and an enhanced version on Grasses on ETSY.com at my store. I hope you will take a peek at my store. Thanks you.
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Painting Autumn

Painting autumn colors is like painting a wild scene...or a multicolored mosaic which individually makes no sense but as a whole is beautiful. Is life like this, too? Sometimes it isn't until we see the individual threads interconnected that we see the intricate design in the tapestry of our lives.

So then, I have been trying to paint fall colors and believe me it is not easy.

Good night!