This week we had a national exam day, so there was a great deal of activity in the corridors in the afternoon hours. Our observers seemed rather bored by it all. Long days at school are hard on my back so I left my camera at home. This was taken with the camera’s phone…
Remember the trees with the toilet paper tangled in the branches? The kite? The view between the branches of the wooden bench in the rain? All the trees have been seriously cropped!
(Last photo with my camera phone – back still bothering me after exam day…)
Around here, the phrase “dead of winter” doesn’t apply. Look at the colors one encounters when exiting the school’s main gate!
Then there is the wildlife! This butterfly absolutely begged to have its picture taken – it waited till I was ready!
These cattle egrets also decided to be extremely patient with me – sometimes I get lucky!
Note: This is an educator’s blog, so only school related pictured are posted here. To see what this teacher comes up with when pounding the pavement of her hometown, see here:
Day number 365 of taking a picture every single day.
Full disclosure: there were four days of the 365 in which my “pic-of-the-day” was not taken that same day. Two days were Memorial Days (Holocaust and Veterans) and I saved suitable pics that could be posted on such days. The other two were days that I had had such good photo days the day before that I succumbed to temptation and used one of them.
When you must take a photo every single day you learn to look. Take a good look. Especially when your project is about travelling-in-place. My challenge was to find something interesting in the places I have spent most of my time in for the last TWENTY SEVEN years, the high-school where I teach and the streets of my hometown, Kiryat-Ono.
It turns out you don’t have to travel to see something new. I never imagined when I began that I would find so much to look at! I had no idea whether I could find something interesting every day for an entire year, and now, 365 days later, I have every intention of continuing to take pictures, right here, where I live and work. There are colors and lines, interesting plants and unusual shadows, funny reflections, and an ongoing battle for coexistance between nature and the human inhabitants. Oh! And some very odd things left by people on the sidewalk…
But it will be O.K if the pictures posted were not taken on the day they were posted. The project in that sense has ended.
My school pictures will continue to be posted here, on this blog, under the category “Visualising School – A Photo Pause”.