Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bryn Mawr Paper

This Halloween one is my favorite!

So I am writing a paper about the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers from 1921-1928. I found some amazing photos from the school that I would like to share with you.

After the paper is finished I need to create a presentation. I am going to create a video with the pictures and poetry of these lovely workers. Currently I am gathering up some 10-15 women of Savannah to record the poems. I will try to post it here when I am finished.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

early morning and cypress

The early morning is my favorite part of the day. It's also the part of the day that I get to see least because I tend to try to sleep in.
Everything is blue or violet or grey. People are just starting to wake up. Even fewer people are out.
I tried taking pictures but it is hard to tell just how soft everything was. It all looks too bright!

One of my favorite memories is when I boarded a train at 4 AM in Luxembourg heading toward Paris(2002). The car I was sitting in was dark and most of the passengers were sleeping. I was going to meet my boyfriend David on the steps of the Notre Dame. I stayed awake for the 4 hour ride and looked out the window. It was so facinating to see the sky change from black to purple to blue. Mostly the train went through the country so this is what I got to see: Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)!

Rows and rows of Cypress trees in the dark! So pretty. This is one of my most vivid memories. It was so peaceful to watch.

Curiously enough, the Cypress trees in Europe are so different from the Cypress trees we have down South! So strange to compare the two.
I took this picture of some Bald Cypress trees and their knees at Congaree National Forest in North Carolina:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Andragogy: What is it?

So for my History and Theory of Adult Education class I need to write an Andragogy Paper.

Not including journals and books on hold that I am waiting for, I have chosen several books to start researching:

After going through each book, I've finally narrowed them down to a more manageable amount:

Now I am finally ready to begin because I also picked up:

I'll let you know how it goes!

On a side note:
"death spiral" of the USPS:
I use you Post Office!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

spying on a butterfly

Donato and I spied this guy on our window the other day! I'm not sure what kind he is though.

My plants

To help clear my mind I've started a blog.
My first post will be about my plants. I've had lots of plants over the years but these few are the only that I have left. One day I'd like to have a real garden, but until then houseplants will do!

This is my most recent plant. I just purchased it Saturday at the Farmer's Market in Savannah. It's called an ET plant because of the little fingers! It will always stay petite! how sweet.

 Here is my Begonia. I received a cutting of this plant from my friend Todd. It has these beautiful silver dots and looked like an alien when it was popping up!

The are mostly pothos plants and spider plants. Both are really easy and propagate nicely too!

Devil's Backbone desperately needing fresh soil.

My pride and joys: two grapefruit trees. I've grown these two guys from the seed almost 4 years ago. I had a third but sadly, someone ran over it. I also had a avocado and lychee plant (also grown from the seed) but my roommate's dog ate them.

Little Petunia that a former student gave me.

Sweet little aloe sprouts with birdy, not pictured oregano.

This is it for my first blog. I'll continue to show sites of Savannah and some things that occupy my mind!