Monthly Archives: August 2008

One Single Impression: Resolve

It was with resolve that I wrote a poem incorporating three words: “blanket, ring, and drum”.  This was a poetry challenge in the spring here.  I was successful with students but the poem was hiding from me until this week … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

Lorikeets, Portland Zoo, August 23, 2008

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A Day at the Zoo

Pygora Goats, sweet to pet Enjoying the warm morning sun Morning Snack   “That’s my ball,” says the Babirusa pig.  From Indonesia. Carmine Bee Eaters Damara Zebra Thirsty Hippo Feeding the lorikeets We did not see the elephants.  A new … Continue reading


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Wordless Wednesday: Mandala in Nature

 Kym’s Rose Mandala, August 2008

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“Love, Grace, Play, Create” Mandala Created July 4, 2008

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Here I Am

This is my new blog digs.  Please change your address for me.

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One Single Impression: Folly

The prompt this week is “folly”. I usually write haiku of OSI but this week, it is a pantoum and more reflection of the Oregon Coast. Low Tide, Agate Beach, OR Sea garden, low tideRuffled kelp, the ulva taeniata* and … Continue reading

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It is August; I Wake Up Early/ Blogging Conference News

I abandoned the alarm clock in June at the end of school for the summer. Thing is that most days I awoke at 5 AM but did not get out until the 6-7 AM hour. My respite from the school … Continue reading

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My Last Hurrah of Summer: My Acts of Bravery for the Week

For the past couple of weeks I have participated in the “Be Brave” project started by Jessie. This weekend I found myself being brave on two accounts. First (and silly as it may sound) I left my laptop home when … Continue reading

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"Do I Have To?": My Last Hurrah of Summer, Part I

Okay, I know that summer is NOT over. However, when August rolls around, I get that itch about getting back into school combined with a “Do I Have To…” attitude. So this past weekend was like the “last hurrah” for … Continue reading

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