Project 365 | Week 30

This week is an assortment of photos I should have taken and photos I actually did take.

Day 206:

Maira Kalman at her finest

I was just googling and canoodling along the interwebs and came across this amazing Maira Kalman illustration.  Then, of course, I immediately bought the book for $1.65 on Amazon.  I’m sorry, Indie Bookstore that wanted to charge me $27.  Normally I do buy from you, but I just couldn’t right now because I’m poor.  I should really write a full letter of apology.  Please don’t judge me harshly for this, book snobs of the world.

Day 207:

“Common thistle is everywhere,” she said. “Which is perhaps why human beings are so relentlessly unkind to one another.”
― Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Being inspired by The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh I took a few photos of flowers this week and this is my favorite.  I love how the flower veins look like butterfly wings.

Day 208:

Mockingbird Lane

I’ve been looking everywhere for classroom materials.  This one just fell in my lap.  Mockingbird Lane, just in time for the end of To Kill a Mockingbird.  If you haven’t read this book, READ THIS BOOK.  I thought I didn’t like it in high school and I just re-read it to teach it next semester and it’s wonderful, truly a gem.

Day 209:

Storm Sky

Puddle Orange

After a good storm in North Carolina (not sure this happens everywhere) the sky becomes this brilliant yellow color.  It’s the yellow of old photograph edges, and the stains on postcards that your mother sent as a child.  This is the reflection and the clouds.

Day 210:

Goose Butt

Goose mooning.

Day 211:

Tramp Stamp

I think the caption says it all.

Day 212:

I did not take this photo. It’s courtesy of Zimbio. Click to go.

I have a book blog.  What would be my favorite part of the Olympics (OHMGEE, when JK ROWLING read Peter Pan – HOLY BOLOGNA).  Obviously I think Alice should have gotten more credit than Mary Poppins, but what a spectacle when Poppins just came floating out of the air on her umbrella end.  I would have liked to see what each of them had in their bag (lamps, dog, a wheel of cheese…).

We’re all that girl who was under the covers with her flashlight dreaming of eerie creatures and fantastical literature.

Day 213:

Chronicle Books is the BOMB.

This week Chronicle Books sent me this awesome Darth Vader READ poster for my classroom.  I don’t think a teacher can get cooler than a Darth Vader READ poster.  If Darth doesn’t inspire reading, Voldemort is their only hope.

22 thoughts on “Project 365 | Week 30

    • Cassie says:

      I start training really soon and I’m moving in 3 days! AH! You really realize how often you look in the mirror when you pack the mirror away. I’ve had the same mirror in my bedroom for 19 years and I finally packed it today…crazy how much it changed my entire room.

  1. Bea says:

    Great pictures, love the geese!, but I want to share a little something with your readers. Yes, she has been re-reading To Kill a Mockingbird, but you should see all the notes she took to share with her students. All I can say is, those are lucky kids. She had page after page after page of notes to help them to understand, and hopefully to truly enjoy that book. With Cassie in that classroom, I know that a love of reading will be in those students’ future. Good luck Cassie!

    • Cassie says:

      This is the comment of a crazy mother. She’s very proud you see and wants me to know my bookishness as a daughter is like being an Olympian in her eyes. Okay, maybe not that big.

      • jperrykelly says:

        Not good! (about the back…not sitting on the floor) At the risk of sounding sexist, you’re um…not built to be a professional mover! I guess no one was around to help? (Dumb question! If they were, your back wouldn’t need traction.) I guess all my stupid “good lucks with moving” came to naught? Well…good luck with your new job! ;<)

      • Cassie says:

        Well the guys who brought it didn’t seem to want to move them again – one was on the phone with his girlfriend outside while the other one carried a full couch on his shoulder – pretty impressive. And thank you!

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