Vacation Fun

When I was out on vacation, I took a trip to Canada and my friend, Sharon took my daughter and I to  Niagara Falls I won’t ever get tired of the falls.  What is life without a bit of risk?  Here I am just being silly!



Do you think it’s possible to be in two places at the same time? My answer is a resounding YES. Here I am in two places at the same time.  I’m straddling the boundary line for Canada and the United States. It rained while we were at the falls, hence the raincoat.

The photo with the finger looks like finger belongs to someone else, but it’s my finger 🙂

I’d love to hear about some of your vacation fun!

boundary line

The Secret Finger!

straddling the country boundary line

Five-Year Project: The Garbage Cans

My Readers,

This is a short post today about my five-year garbage can project. Have you ever taken so long to complete a simple project? I’d love to hear from you!

In the summer of 2009, I was at the Brooklyn Bridge Park in NY and the garbage bins caught my eye.  They were works of art – they were painted with beautiful scenes of nature with bold, vibrant colors. The image stayed in my mind and I promised that I would try my creativity with the garbage cans in my classroom.  I’m finally honoring my commitment, five years later.

This summer, I tried to be creative with two garbage bins, but my creativity yielded just a coat of paint and some stickers.  One would think that a five-year project would have been something to behold! Alas, nothing eye-catching. I happy to say that I  did honor my commitment : )

Here is a “before” photo of one of the cans.

garbage can before (1)

Here is the “after” photo.

garbage can after