t e a with p a p e r

this day provides a sunny spot to indulge...to drink in the simple moments
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to follow what you know is right there written at the end of a string

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paper art has saturated my mind
during my summer off from teaching
i received a stack of incredible materials from Nancy
some of which was used for a friend's going away scrap book

song bird

i am going away as well
flying from summer's carefree moments
to celebrate music each day with shining children
...hand clapping to the beat in music class
...the spirited hugs of a child
did I mention the dancing... oh we'll be flying like a bird

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then I will perch here
with you my friends sharing
life and love through the lens

36 comments:

Bridge said...

thank you. lovely photos and thoughts.

ols1 said...

How gorgeous. What lovely words :) I was surprised when you wrote on my blog that you were challenged with your camera. I think your photos are wonderful and I look forward to seeing how you see things. You are far too modest!!!

Liss said...

The first think I do in the morning is make a cup of tea.

I posted my rainbow photos I hope I'm not to late.

SE'LAH... said...

What joy music brings
and add a cup of tea
bliss.

Tracy said...

The tea message is very uplifting...Tea is just the thing for gentle, yet powerful words. Lovely post, Elk :o)

Joei - Alvond said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful thoughts of you..

have a nice day a head.

-Joei-Alvond

spread your wings said...

what a nice message on your tea bag this morning. what a beautiful post of you in photo and words.
i have to say i especially love the second photo - the soft morning light is beautiful there.

MedaM said...

Inspiring photos and inspiring words! Lovely, indeed! Thanks for sharing!

nancy said...

i'm so glad you like the papers i sent and you have made some very wonderful collages with them
p.s. thanks for the link!

Char said...

I love what you do with your little birds (the children...and the collages)

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

What a wise message on your tea tag.
How exciting that a new year of teaching is beginning for you! Have fun!

CarrieJ said...

Happy Love Thursday - enjoy the tea and the paper company :)

Rae said...

Mmmm, I love the photos and the peace of this post. Lovely.

Kimmie said...

beautiful reds and grays of tea and papers .....
p.s. your profile picture is great - I can see Vision in your eyes :)

apriliniowa said...

The little message hanging from the tea cup is perfect. Wonderful glass/liquid shots caught in the sunlight. As for school, it would be a real treat to be amongst happy little people all day, I think.

Marcie said...

Wonderful photos. love the paper art projects!!

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Betsy said...

All refreshed and ready to go back to preschool. Each season has it's purpose! I know those little kids just love you! Music is probably their favorite subject! I worked for 2 summers in a preschool during college. I just loved those little band instruments...tambourines and tiny finger cymbals ...how fun!

Caroline said...

Beautiful message today :)

Chris said...

Oooh, very cool shots. I love how abstract your images are. I like looking through my lens at things that way, too :)

puna said...

ELK,

I love how your photography really makes me look.

Country Girl said...

I know this is strange, but I only drink tea in the cooler months. No wait, that's hot tea. I do drink cold tea in the warmer months.
So you are a music teacher? What fun! Do you do a recital during the year?

Mrs. E said...

I should have known you were a music teacher with your melodic words!

smith kaich jones said...

"Let things come to you." I hope to be better at this; a truly lovely post. And a new picture of you to brighten the day even further!

:) Debi

.kat. said...

Wonderful words today!
As always. :o)

suehenryphotography said...

Just have to add that I am a retired music teacher. We have more in common than I realized! ;)

Have a great year.

Global Butterfly said...

Fly away!!! What a beautiful message you received with your tea today. Enjoy the last days of summer. :)

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Alicia said...

I really love the way you catch the light on the first photo... and the advice on the tea bag is perfect!

Your art using sheets of music is wonderful. I've been looking for sheets of music out on stoops or on freecycle to use for painting or projects. Beautiful!

Kamana said...

i love my tea, and love the little notes on the tea bags :)

i have been going crazy trying to find a way to access this site during the last couple of weeks, but each time i get an access denied message. but today i must have done something right to get here. i am off to have a catch up on everything i have missed :)

elizabeth said...

i wish i liked tea. happy back-to-school! :)

Prospero said...

Yet again, an excellent post. The last shot, with the faint outline of a bird is simply great.

sherri said...

I particularly like the music, although a cup of tea sounds pretty good:-)

Ashley said...

Lovely images and words, thanks for sharing!

maccandace said...

I just love the reflections, lighting, shadows, on the tea photos. Very uniquely seen and captured. and the words--great!

I hope you have a fun and rewarding school year.

Christina said...

your birds make me happy. : )

patty said...

how beautiful! hope it is (was?) fun! :)