Friday, May 2, 2008

Petals: The New Snow



The Spring petals covering the trees and the ground here are such a welcome sight. I took these pictures of the tree on our corner on my way to the library. I am always on my way to the library these days so it is nice that there are pretty trees along the way. Today I got there just before opening time (10:00) and there was a kindergarten class making their way up the walk as well. They were so disappointed when their teacher tried the door and found it locked. I cannot even tell you how much. "Oh,Sasha!" said one little girl, "The library is locked forever!" About fifteen seconds later a librarian came to open the door and all of the kids broke out in a round of applause so wild I literally looked inside to see if there was a zebra or water slide or Thomas the Train. One of the smallest boys with glasses with round, bright blue frames, started pumping his fist and yelling, 'Allllriggghhhhht!'(someone may have been watching their dad cheer for the Red Sox really carefully). . . all that to say, their enthusiasm definitely took away my paper-writing weariness and replaced it with a renewed vigor for studying children's literature:)

4 comments:

doctorbarefoot said...

oh my goodness, i think my little ice cream eater, aka The Asian Chunkster, and your tiny Fist-Pumper need to meet up. Soon. My tired heart wheezed with laughter just thinking of that tiny crowd outside the library.

sussah said...

those look like Japanese magnolia blossoms, that come out in January in New Orleans. love, sussah

Paul & Heather said...

Emily -

Our next door neighbor has a Japanese magnolia and I always find myself wishing that it was in our yard ... those blooms are so beautiful.

bethanybeams said...

I pray those attitudes will last until they hit their teenage years... I certainly don't see much of that working in high school literacy, and it's a true shame.