Hurricane Michael took us by surprise. It was “only” a tropical storm by the time it whooshed through North Carolina, but it packed quite a punch. When I left school on Thursday, I was shocked to discover that the road was blocked by a fallen tree.
I reversed and nearly crashed when I saw this on the side of the road.
I guess it was originally in someone’s yard, a Halloween decoration. Not as playful as it was intended, but I’m adding it to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge! (We are also more playful now that our power has been restored!)
I loved Cee’s own entries for her Fun Foto Challenge (using the letter Y) and immediately searched for something I could use. I found him on our mantel.
Young boy with his dog.
You should SEE what CEE has for this challenge, which requires the letter V and at least 6 letters total. Her entries are so clever. To think I attended a chamber orchestra event on Saturday and didn’t take my camera! Violins and violas galore!
Here is a sample of the diet that has kept a special kiddo alive: lots of vegetables! With help from that student’s parents, I am gradually cleaning up my diet (now dairy and gluten-free) and my cholesterol has dropped significantly. Whee! Eat those veggies, everyone!
This photo is for Cee’s Fun Foto challenge, with a requirement that the picture uses the letters O and U. Of course, I used another Williamsburg photo. (I’m beginning to understand why my daughter-in-law got a bit fed up with me….) This was in a kid’s bedroom, as if a house of cards could stand there. Some other kiddo would certainly have blown it down. I did huff and puff but the cards were glued together, which is blatant cheating. But back to the imagined conflict: There probably wasn’t as much tattling when children were to be seen and not heard. Or preferably not seen at all.
Cee’s challenge for this week is a photo with a least 2 Ts. Here is my entry.
inTense siTTing wriTer
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week requires that that the photo topic have two E‘s in the word. I chose this sheet of foam, which is one-half of the base for the current Wonder League mission, a programming challenge for kiddos. I repeated the harrowing drive with a second sheet hanging out the back of my car. As I am wont to do, I somehow misread the required dimensions of the base and asked my dearest widower to chop off a foot. Not his own, mind you. The foam base is now 5 x 7, instead of the required 5 x 8. Oh dear.
Here’s the almost-final product featuring Dash the robot. I am going to glue that extra foot back on (yikes!) and finish a vinyl mat that goes on top. Then all of this sits on two tables raised up to my disabled student’s eye level. Whew! That’s a mouthful and you are probably WONDERING what this is all about. The Wonder Leagues offers a terrific opportunity for kids to explore coding on a very cool mission in outer space. Yeah, that will take some explaining. More later.
This week’s fun challenge is All About Cities. Well, we all know there is just one City: San Francisco. As a former resident, we always referred to our home as The City and 5 million other people knew just what we meant! Five million people can’t be wrong, right?
One of MANY steep hills to climb
One of Cee’s current fun foto challenges is architecture. I took this photo in downtown Durham, North Carolina. I love its blue tones and interesting lines. It must have been a bear to construct!
Here’s my picture for Cee’s Fun Foto challenge: Things That Are Rough. I think the morgue on Alcatraz is about as rough as it gets.