Archive for April, 2009

30
Apr
09

April 30 – Bike Racks

library-bike-racks

I had to return books to the library. Look what I found in front! More of the art from the Council Tree library cleverly disguised as bike racks.

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29
Apr
09

April 29 – Boat, Maybe.

ib-boat

Each year in 10th grade, IB students spend 6 months on a personal growth project. We went up to school to check them out.

Projects ranged from planning a fundraising run to building an electric guitar with everything in between.

writing a science fiction novel
learning how to decorate a cake
rebuilding a Gran Torino
composing a piece of music
making a laser harp
pottery
building a propane generator
training a dog
training a horse
becoming an equestrian show rider
balancing mobiles

One student built a Suessian playhouse to be auctioned for charity that garnered the local newspaper’s attention.

This was my favorite. I get the impression from the title that this student learned a lot about himself.

28
Apr
09

April 28 – Foxes

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As we were driving home from a walk in the park, this fox ran right in front of the car! We followed her into the neighborhood for a couple of streets, then thought she had gone into the open space.

Nope, here she is strolling up the sidewalk right toward us.

fox-hare

She crossed a major four lane road, then scooted under a fence. We found her a few blocks later, in front of a duplex. I tiptoed around the garage, to find her with her kits, tearing apart that rabbit.

foxes

She didn’t seem to mind me taking pictures. They kits lived in the hole under the concrete porch.

kit

Mom kept going back and forth to the next duplex and coming back with birds.

fox-bird

We followed momma almost a mile through open spaces, yards and streets. It was quite a trip for one fox.

27
Apr
09

April 27 – Long Jump

long-jump

#1 son is launching himself to a 3rd place finish in the championship track final. It was about 32 degrees and breezy. We watched all 3 hours of the meet in parkas and hats.

26
Apr
09

April 26 – Garden

herbs

Wade planted us an herb garden while I was gone. And tomatoes!

This morning as he went out to water the plants he said, “Plants are almost as much work as a dog, but without the poop patrol.”

Thanks anyway dear.

25
Apr
09

April 25 – Bench

bench

In front of the Capitol

23
Apr
09

April 23 – Tulip

tulip

It was an absolutely beautiful day today. There are tulips blooming all over Washington D.C.




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