Today is finally the day…I’m doing my keynote for the VAASL regional conference.
Here is today’s postcard, created using Giphy:
I haven’t been home for a full weekend for several weeks and with a mostly caught up to do list, I decided to take a weekend off. What does that mean? I read Ken Follett’s A Column of Fire and crocheted while watching reruns of The West Wing. I cooked some good meals and baked scones. I meditated and did most of the laundry.
But now I am back at work a bit…it is Spring Break somewhere in the world, right? And I didn’t want to miss Opening Day. I do not have the passion for baseball that some of my friends do but I appreciate its calm cerebral pacing and would love to learn to fill out a score sheet. Perhaps a retirement plan?
For now, a few visual reminders of the nation’s pass time, discovered at the Digital Public Library of America. The collage is all public domain imagery including the sheet music.
The two postcards are from the Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection at the Boston Public Library. I have a few old postcards but none as beautiful and evocative as these. And, they are listed as having no known copyright restrictions.
One of the #marchdoodle prompts is peacefulness and I always think of Wendell Berry’s wonderful testament to the power of nature to bring peace. The full poem hangs above my desk as part of a collage. Here’s my photo of a praying mantis with the beginning of the poem. You can find the full poem here with a recording of Berry.
A recent addition to the Digital Public Library of America is access to John James Audobon’s Birds of America. An amazing collection and in the public domain.
I decided to do a second Haiku but skip the app and just use Preview. I’m finding that I can do a lot with this free Mac tool.
We love wild turkeys…you see flocks in the fields and we have watched a couple families grow up on the farm.