Sunday, September 21, 2008

In the House, Mouse?

With the onset of autumn came a sudden (obsessive) interest in a certain spot under these steps. The interest has waned a bit now, but we had 36 hours or so of nonstop fun (and I mean nonstop!)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tell Us a Fable, Mabel!

At last summer's storytelling workshop, we made up our own fables (with morals!) and told them with tangrams on pizza box flannelboards. Here are the happy storytellers after a successful performance. Give 'em a hand, folks!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

What's Up, Buttercup?

We went to see Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night, Saint-Rémy, June 1889. Oil on canvas" at the Yale Art Gallery. It's on loan from The Museum of Modern Art, along with "Cypresses" from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cool to see them side by side because they don't normally live together. There are a gazillion videos that pay tribute to Vincent. I chose this one for its simplicity and because the colors of the paintings looked good on my screen. I am (pathetically) doing the whole Vincent thing: reading DEAR THEO, singing with Don McLean in my head, cutting off my ear, etc.

(after last night's rain, the big spike on my wild verbascum has burst into bloom for a second time!)