Monday, September 28, 2015

Don't tell me that the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
~Anton Chekhov

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some are to be chewed and digested.
~Francis Bacon

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Surprising Delivery

There was a special delivery during the 4th grade field trips at the Belding Wildlife Management Area today. A prayng mantis started laying her egg case. What a great treat that the children could see her in action.



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New Resources

I have added a new link to a resource that I found very helpful when working on new ideas. It is the
Children's Picture Book Database at Miami Univ.  What a great way to see what other books are out there on certain topics, or it's fun to see what topics might inspire me when I'm stuck for a new idea.

I have also started following a new blog Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. It's fun and full of great information.


Saturday, September 19, 2015

Red backed salamander

I found this red-backed salamander under a log in the garden...yes, a dead tree can be a good thing. It provided a habitat for this cool little creature.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest.
~Lady Bird Johnson

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Butt in Chair

I'm not sure that this is what they mean by "butt in chair" but we all need to recharge now and then.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

My Mighty Milkweed

Possibly the best fragrance a flower can have!! And the food source for monarch butterflies. Milkweed is one of my all-time favorites.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

When you re-read a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than was there before.
~Clifton Fadiman

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I Can't Wait!!