It was cloudy outside today when our class lined up by the flag pole. We enjoyed a powerful ceremony in honor of our soldiers.
Shiny shoes and fancy stepping brought the flag to the pole while bag pipes played.
We had a chance to say thank you to our firemen and our local policemen. The students behaved beautifully. Some of them wore their scout uniforms. They each had a small flag and when they were instructed to fly their flags they immediately held them up. When the directions guided them saying, "flags at rest" they immediately lowered their flags. One of my students offered to take my camera (smile) and shoot some photos. He did a wonderful job! He managed to capture some sweet smiles.
And now some simple "day-to-day doings"!
Tonight the September clouds were spooky!
The leaves are still green and fresh.
Marigolds continue to bloom.
The nighttime lights are popping on sooner now.
It's time to harvest Jeff's tomatoes.
Bill's home from New Zealand and Australia. Now we'll sleep soundly all night long in these silly Christmas stocking sheets. I wake up a lot when he's gone and sometimes I even turn on the lamp and read for a while in the middle of the night. He's home until we go to Maine in October! Woo hoo!
My friend Gigi from My Firefly Cottage likes bacon and she talks about it sometimes. It DOES smell delicious in the morning, doesn't it? Do you think breakfast is the most important meal? What's that old saying about eating breakfast like a king, lunch like a . . . what? Do you remember? Well, I find I function much better when I have a sturdy breakfast and I don't mind smelling like bacon either.
I'm painting Ratty, Mole, and Mr. Toad. It's taking a while. Soon they will be ready for their passport photos and their trip to a USA locale. They'll jump all over America before they journey across the ocean. I do have a friend in Tanzania and another friend in Uganda. Do you think they should go to Africa? Mags and I are charting their course and it's not too late to join us. Leave me a "yes" in the comment form and we shall add you to the list of stops.
Are you having a smooth September? Are you ready for fall? I am happy tonight and that's enough. I wish you pancakes and bacon.