Monday, January 13, 2014

Color for January

 Do you love Mondays?  How are they different for you?  At school Mondays are sometimes an uphill climb, but today we're going to the library and the kids are ALWAYS cheery about that.  We're also going to make funny comparisons (teaching metaphor, simile, and personification).  Usually the kids like this.  For example:  How does a leash compare to a relationship?  How does a pencil compare to a dream?  They come up with some original ideas.
 How is that flower buying going for you?  Confession:  I've been avoiding the grocery store so I have not purchased any flowers for myself.  The next time I go, I will and that's a promise.
 Maybe you could splash a little color around your place today?  Color something pink?  Red?  Orange?
 This is the perfect time of year for garden dreaming.  Four year old Samantha was excited when I told her that she can help in the garden again (remember her Dirt Soup?)  We'll plant more pumpkins this year.  I shall definitely plant carrots.  Radishes.  They are beautiful.  I am going to move an old whiskey barrel to the side of the house where we cleared a lot of bushes.  I'll fill it with zinnias and gnomes on sticks!  What are your dreamy garden plans?


And I LOVE thinking about the end of May lilacs that fall over my fence and scent my walks around the neighborhood.  Remember how divine the smell of lilacs is?
Oh, let's learn the language of flowers again.  Shall we?

16 comments:

Lisa Richards said...

Good morning, Pom! Have a great Monday with your kids and thanks for the color-filled post!
I'm so glad that God created so many vibrant colors to lift our spirits and inspire our creativity.
Hugs to you, friend!

Sherry said...

I love Mondays because, normally, it's a day for me to bring order back into my home after the weekend. I worked on the order a little last night though because I'm making soap today!

I know your students love you so much. You have a youthful heart and love for life. Happy Monday to you!

Betty said...

Your students are so lucky to have you - I bet you make a routine trip to the library feel very exciting! I am trying so hard to get my youngest boy to enjoy books, he's 15 and just WON'T read! he has aspergers which I think is why he doesn't see the point of 'story' stories, only factual info. I just bought some mini daffodil bulbs already potted but moved them into a small wicker basket and topped with moss from my soggy lawn! it looks full of promise. I might grow some runner beans this year as they look pretty in flower. Betty

ann said...

Today I will clean. The grand daughters were for the week end. And we did buy flowers at the grocery store, spicy red and pink carnations. Your students will dream up some wonderful metaphors.what fun.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the radishes (or turnips) on the tea set. very cute.

Deb said...

I love your fun colorful pictures. Great way to teach similies and metaphors! I bet you are a fun teacher. Have a nice week.

Gumbo Lily said...

No flowers for me yet. I haven't been to the grocery store in a long time. I'm still enjoying the juniper branches. I like thinking about gardening in the winter. Hopes!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

I like Mondays because I like the routine of my week. But I have to say I always look forward to Saturday mornings, when I can sit a little with a cup of coffee.

I love color and do my best to bring it into the house, mostly through fabric and quilts.

Hope you had a lovely Monday, Pom!

xofrances

Debi said...

Garden dreaming... people all over blogland are talking about it, but I haven't started yet. I just haven't been "moved" to think gardening yet. Maybe it's all the ice we still have...

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

It has been sunny here two days in a row and I am really in the gardening mood. During the worst of the Polar vortex snowstorm, I ordered some patty pan squash seeds. I am going to go through some of the seeds that I got real cheap at the end of the season last fall. I can't remember now what I bought. I've got spring fever already, apparently just skipping Valentines Day and St. Patrick's day, just want to garden.

libbyquilter said...

what a cute vegetable tea pot and cups~!
i haven't started thinking about flowers and growing things yet . . . but maybe i should . . .

take good care Pom Pom.

:-)
libbyQ

melanie said...

A lovely, colourful post Pom Pom :) I do like Mondays, a day to get the house in order and potter about :) x

Farm Girl said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday. Silly Blogger. I hope you had a nice day at the library.
I love all of your bright colors for January. The colors always make me happy. I hope your day is nice today too.

GretchenJoanna said...

I bought a little pot of tulips at Trader Joe's and they bloomed yesterday!

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I was given some flowers and I thought of you. I am enjoying mine, your colors here are wonderful.

The dB family said...

If I could bottle that lilac scent, I would! I would then open every time I need a reminder that spring is coming again.

Blessings!
Deborah

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