Saturday, October 30, 2010

good earth of Tennessee

 Thank you to my 2nd- and 3rd-cousins -- Sandy, Joseph, Samuel, Benji, and Gracie!!! Their surprise box of leaves, acorns, mimosa, pine needles arrived yesterday on the chopper. I happy-cried. Oh, how I miss the fall time...

 Early Christmas present.

I showed my students the leaves. One of my 7th-graders said, "They feel funny!"
One of my seniors said, "Can I have one?"
"Sure," I said.
"Really?" he said incredulously.
"Yeah, go ahead."
"Thank you!" He was so happy that he could keep a leaf.
Then all of my other students wanted to keep a leaf for themselves.

Thank you, Sandy, Joseph, Samuel, Benji, and Gracie for this amazing gift! Since I can't go home to Tennessee, you brought Tennessee to me.


Suzassippi said...

That is absolutely the sweetest thing I have ever seen. I imagine seeing a leaf or a pine cone or acorn would be pretty amazing, too, if you have never seen that.

The Rudstroms said...

Thanks for the kind words on our blog. I just quickly perused yours and LOVE it!!!! Yours is a million times better than our attempt at a blog. More artistic, more insightful, better pictures.

This has been my latest beef lately. We have just a point and shoot type camera AND we're chumps at taking photographs so our pics are grainy and flat. It's on my wish list to get a decent camera. Along with it I'd like the dummy's guide to how to use it. Ah well, maybe someday.

Anyway, what I was really driving at was that you're a fabulous photographer, you have a beautiful blog and I'm looking forward to more posts. Send my love to Joe and Sandra.