3.24.2008

random sightings

I just noticed that there is a picture of me on Dan's blog. I was taking G and another little friend back to Sunday School after they sang with all the other little Vintagelings in front of the church on Easter. The series title is enter:HOPE, and was designed by one of my favorite designer Cheryl Isaacson.

5 comments:

Esther Montgomery said...

Interesting to catch a distant glimpse of you.

Also - being nosy - you mention going back to work . . . . so I'm wondering what 'work' is.

Esther

Esther Montgomery said...

Interesting to catch a distant glimpse of you.

Also - being nosy - you mention going back to work . . . . so I'm wondering what 'work' is.

Esther

Esther Montgomery said...

Oh! Don't know why it did that twice!

rosa said...

hey esther!
i teach preschool!
i was listening to GQT and the weather forecast sounded really dreadful! i hope you have a very warm coat. and maybe send the children out with rocks in their pockets (for weight) during the strong gales?

Susan Harwood said...

We have had unusually strong winds. Fortunately, where we live, they were at their strongest at night - so we didn't need the rocks!

The winds have had rather a terrible effect on our garden though - wreeking rather a lot of damage in a small space.

That'll teach me to start a gardening blog!

The most annoying thing (for me) was that we were all advised not to go close to the sea (for fear of being swept away by the tremendous waves). But the waves are what I wanted to see!

It's all gone back to quiet now.

Pre-school teachers are under-valued, here in Britain, yet they are ultimately amongst the most influncial people in society.

I'm not sure what counts as pre-school with you but I've thought, for a long time, that what we call 'Reception Teachers' (who teach 4 - 5 year olds) should be paid the same as brain surgeons.

Susan / Esther

Read Your Way Through the Garden: Choice Tomes From Garden Literature

  • A Book of Salvias by Betsy Clebsch
  • Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
  • Making Bentwood Trellises by Jim Long
  • RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers
  • Rose Primer: An Organic Approach to Rose Selection & Care by Orin Martin
  • Start With the Soil by Grace Gershuny
  • Sunset Western Garden Book
  • Sunset Western Landscaping Book
  • The Book of Garden Secrets by Patent & Bilderback
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Botany
  • the Gardener's Table: A Guide to Natural Vegetable Growing and Cooking by Richard Merrill & Joe Ortiz
  • The Gardener's Year by Karel Capek
  • The Hutchinson Dictionary of Plant Names: Common & Botanical
  • We Made A Garden by Margaret Fish

lotsa latin: rosa's botanical & etymological ruminations

  • vespertinus: flowers in the evening
  • vernalis:spring
  • veni vidi nates calcalvi: we came, we saw, we kicked butt. This was printed on a T shirt I bought at Abbot's Thrift many years ago. It encircled the NEA symbol. I wish I knew why.
  • superciliaris: shaped like an eyebrow ex: sturnella superciliaris, the White-browed Blackbird
  • rosa-sinensis: species of Hibiscus: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Lit. Rosa of China, so named by British plant hunters.
  • placentiformis: shaped like a cake ex: discocactus placentiformis
  • nudiflorus: flowers before leaves show ex: flowering quince, magnolia
  • nivalis: growing in or near snow ex: galanthus nivalis (common snowdrop)
  • muralis: growing on walls
  • mirabilis: marvellous, wonderful
  • formosa: beautiful ex: dicentra formosa, a.k.a.western bleeding heart/dutchman's breeches/lady in a bath
  • carpe vitam: get a life
  • Carolus Linnaeus: Latinized name of Carl von Linne (1707-1778), Swedish naturalist considered the father of plant taxonomy. Whatta guy.