Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Now, while I have had this happen in the gardens at the art center where I work. At the art center it is usually children walking home from school. In my mother's garden it is unusual. And the excuse? "We thought they where wildflowers."
My recommendation - plant, grow and pick your own flowers, or leave the flowers in garden for everyone to enjoy. They will last longer in the garden than in a vase.
A light rain is falling. Raindrops glisten in the diffused light on dutch iris petals and maple leaves. The lilacs are beginning to open. Their fragrance struggles to overcome the scent of rain. Looking up, through the mountain mist; I see a new dusting of snow on the peaks. Then, while looking down, I see the turquoise-blue fragility of a robin's egg. Spring!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I taught a Science & Art workshop entitled "Let's Go for a Picnic" for children this afternoon. We discussed why ants are insects, how they live their life cycle in ant hills with tunnels underground, (Riley preferred to cover her ant's tunnels in brightly colored wallpaper.), and the different types of ants and their jobs. We created a fun foam ant with pipe cleaner legs, and on a poster board sheet created a checkered table cloth for a picnic and to use as a game of tic tac toe - ants verses picnic food. I sent the students home with their own observation jar.
A fun class!
A fun class!