Posts Tagged ‘colours

09
Oct
11

282/2011 precious morning light

282/2011 precious morning light, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The colours of the autumn leaves really shone beautifully when backlit by the morning sun. Mornings are damp and crisp now. Won’t be long before the first night frosts, I think.

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08
Oct
11

281/2011 autumn on the balcony

281/2011 autumn on the balcony, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The autumn palette is my favourite, when it comes to colours. The warm browns, oranges, reds and yellows really appeal to me, year after year.

26
Sep
11

269/2011 curled up

269/2011 curled up, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Leaves of the balcony vine, turning red, and curling up with the evening chill. Time to prepare for winter hibernation soon.

I do love the bright colours and crisp air at the moment, though!

25
Sep
11

268/2011 imagination

268/2011 imagination, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

What do you see? I see a funny creature with a strange nose and a goatee. Poor thing has been up all night, playing computer games, hence the weary-eyed look. He is quite embarrassed of his shabby look, too – hence the slight blush on his cheeks, while being photographed. 🙂

Today I read about the impacts of hours of daily exposure to virtual experiences on young brains. Sceptics claim that this is bound to deprive our youngsters of linguistic and visual imagination, lead to a decline in creativity and limit their ability of complex thinking. True, if all they do, day in day out, is play the same computer games, while updating their Facebook statuses.

There are huge expectations of us teachers to use ICT , to facilitate critical thinking, and learning to learn for life, but hardly any sound, tested pedagogical applications available yet. Can we even imagine what will best serve our students after they leave school?

24
Sep
11

267/2011 celebrating transformation

The title is the name for a storytelling festival taking place this week. Tonight I attended a Scandinavian storytelling contest. All the five Scandinavian languages were represented, and it was fun to try and get the story, without actually understanding many of the words. I can just about follow Swedish but Norwegian, Icelandic, and especially Danish are hard, almost impossible for me.

The venue was an old bar in town, with these multicoloured retro lamps. Good setting for the colourful, multilingual event!

10
Sep
11

253/2011 autumn leaves

253/2011 autumn leaves, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

The brushes of autumn are colouring more and more leaves now. Our big birch tree in the yard has nice yellow strokes amidst the green. Last glory before the colourless period sets in.

24
Aug
11

236/2011 the inevitable

236/2011 the inevitable, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

Here we go again. End of summer, change of seasons, leaves turning red and yellow. The same yearly routine, and yet, always new and different. Focusing on details, makes even the ordinary and mundane look almost magical.