Archive for April, 2011

30
Apr
11

120/2011 precious lime green

120/2011 precious lime green, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The fleeting few days of lime green, before the leaves grow and turn darker, creating an evenly coloured landscape. Precious days of wonder!

29
Apr
11

119/2011 the royal wedding

119/2011 the royal wedding, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

A nice afternoon with lady friends, watching the grand ceremony in London, with pink bubbly, English tea and other goodies.

Let’s hope, the new bride will have a brighter and happier future than her late mother-in-law!

28
Apr
11

118/2011 growing cress

118/2011 growing cress, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

I got tempted to buy a set of tiny little pots, and packets of seeds to grow my own cress in only 7 days. Well done, Jamie Oliver with his marketing team, for selling them in gardening shops exactly at the right moment!

27
Apr
11

117/2011 stairs of knowledge

117/2011 stairs of knowledge, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Attending a further training course at the university of Helsinki. Typical modern campus with square building, and straight lines and lots of glass walls. And the inevitable stairs to climb up, symbolically towards more and more knowledge and understanding.

26
Apr
11

116/2011 falling sun

116/2011 falling sun, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Striking sunset tonight. The sun like a fireball falling through the blanket of clouds, colouring the sky in warm hues of orange, red and brown.

Somehow the scene looks religious, or a rather stereotypical romantic backdrop to type a twee poem on. Yet, it was what I witnessed with my own eyes, very real, and captivating. A good ending for a good day.

And best of all – this picture was taken at 8.30 pm, and the sun was still quite high – the clouds misleadingly look like the horizon.

25
Apr
11

115/2011 anticipation

115/2011 anticipation, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

After a long colourless period, strong spring colours attract the eye. The sepia of the trees against the dark turquoise sky, for example. Great anticipation of the burst of green leaves lingers in the air.

24
Apr
11

114/2011 green!

114/2011 green!, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The first tiny buds have appeared on a spiraea bush in the corner of our garden. A miracle every year! I could sit out on the patio for ages, just breathing in the rapidly advancing spring with all my senses.

It’s as though new life has been patiently waiting for the conducive enough circumstances all through winter, to suddenly get triggered into amazingly fast growth. I wish I could provide the right environment and push for my students’ learning more often! Especially this time of the year, only a month of the school year left, there are many wilted plants in the classrooms – teachers included.