while progressive parties are fun, progressive stories are also a hoot. Used this to kick-off this week's vocab lesson. A couple of students were crying so hard with laughter that they couldn't read the final product. (For those unfamiliar with this, you write a sentence and hand it to the next person. They write a sentence to go with yours and then fold yours down and pass it along. So, you're only reading one sentence at a time.)
I really need to record my Monday voice student~he says the most hilarious things, but by the time I get home, I have forgotten the exact wording. It's a good life right now~there is a lot of mirth in all my teaching and I am savoring it.
Flags at half-mast for the passing of Barbara Bush.
Delish coffee from a favorite cafe.
I've seen the entry to the National Botanical Gardens now in three seasons, and they are each stunning.
These orchids were climbing almost a full two-stories.
Me and my love of glitter were thrilled to find a sparkly doorway in the East Building of the National Museum of Art~my first visit. Less thrilled to read the description that each bead symbolized the poison of chemo dripping through veins. (This is why sometimes, I prefer to be ignorant of art.)
And again I ask~HOW is this art? Even if it's abstract or something I don't enjoy, I can appreciate the skill/craft that went into creating it. But painting a large canvas ONE colour and naming it something stupid like Untitled #97 is not Art. (imo.)
I was soothed by seeing a Kandinsky~always love his joyful colours/shapes.
But then walked around the corner to see this piece of weird canvas taped to the wall. I can't even.
Up on the rooftop, no Santa, but a Very Large & Bright Rooster. While it's whimsical and startling, I feel a bit sorry for the offices across the plaza that have this for a daily view.
Intriguing shadows created by this pipe sculpture.
And I stumbled into an entire room of Rothkos! I was introduced to his work by one of my best friends~so it's always a lovely reminder of her when I see one of his paintings.
Had a yummy chk'n sandwich at Hip City Veg and got my greys all covered at the Aveda Institute. Get ready for an onslaught of darling photos of my Littles!