Life in Pictures

I love taking photographs! All types of photographs. Pictures of people. Pictures of places. Pictures of things. Pictures that make me smile. Pictures that create memories. Pictures of nature. Pictures of life.

Life Through My Eyes in Photographs

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MAKE HISTORY
This pillow was in the guest room of my grandmother’s friend’s home. It not only makes me curious about her life story, but it also reminds me that I do not need to stay silent about matters that are important to me.

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THE GAME
A catcher’s view from this year’s annual Staff vs. 6th Grade Softball Game. Staff won (again).

 

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WEDDING GIFT
Almost 30 years ago, my maternal grandparents gave me a set of China dishes as a wedding gift. They are neatly stored in a hutch, and have been used twice. Interestingly, I no longer have the husband, wedding dress, or wedding ring from 1989, but I DID keep the China dishes. Why is that?

 

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THE SEATBELT DEBATE
There is nothing like going on a field trip with 150+ students, especially on a school bus. This was the first time that I rode on a bus with seat belts. I live in California, where it is the law to wear a seat belt, so it is not unusual for me to wear one in a personal vehicle. However, these were definitely not made for adult passengers. Safety first though, right?

 

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WELCOME!
These succulents greet me as I enter my favorite local health food store. “Welcome and congratulations on your continued commitment towards good health.”

 

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LIFE’S CLOUDS
Do not let dark clouds weigh you down. Rise above and find the light in your life.

 

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In addition to the true statement painted at the top, I like the innocence of the painted smiling turtle.
This plaque has a story though. It used to hang on the wall by my paternal grandmother’s kitchen table. She passed away many years ago, but her memory lives on. This small plaque now hangs on my classroom wall near my desk.
It makes my heart smile whenever I see it.

 

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The window seat is always my first choice.
I love looking at the clouds and landforms.

 

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This is a panoramic view of our fifth grade students participating in a “battle” as they reenact the Revolutionary War. Interactive field trips are always more fun!

 

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I love sunset photos! Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

 

Welcome to my classroom! Every student/person has rights. My student made the orange Anti-Bullying sign as an optional homework assignment. Now, look at the bottom poster. Who is the bully? My students have differing opinions and valid reasons for both sides.

Welcome to my classroom!
Every student/person has rights.
My student made the orange Anti-Bullying sign as an optional homework assignment.
Now, look at the bottom poster. Who is the bully? My students have differing opinions and valid reasons for both sides.

 

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It’s the simple things in life that make my heart smile, like this beautiful sunset from our summer vacation to Cancun, Mexico.

 

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Memories of my first visit to New York

 

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I loved the ripple of the flowing water. It looked like lava to me.
This photo was taken at a creek near the Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania.

 

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Bubbles & Color:
This is what I see when I’m sitting in my car during a drive-thru car wash.

San Antonio Wind Chime: This was made especially for me. I saw a similar one in a San Antonio, Texas shop and ordered one for myself. When put together, the broken pieces make a beautiful creation. I feel that this best represents our own lives.

San Antonio Wind Chime:
This was made especially for me. I saw a similar one in a San Antonio, Texas shop and ordered one for myself. When put together, the broken pieces make a beautiful creation. I feel that this best represents our own lives.

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