Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mini Collection ~ Donkeys

I love collecting things, but I don't have the room for anymore big collections like my Giraffes. So I have mini collections, with only a few items in them. One such collection is my Donkeys. This is my first one, a present from my mother's trip to Mexico.


As you can see, it had an unfortunate accident. So Dr. Karenina performed surgery with a bit of carpenter's wood glue.



The patient recuperated nicely.


This Donkey was my mother's. I loved looking at it as a child.


I'm not sure where this Donkey and baby came from, but I do love them.


Little red Donkey was on the top of a birthday cupcake. The cupcake is just a memory, but Donkey lives on.


This Donkey is an honorary member of my collection, since it resides outside the home of a relative.



Giraffe #255, just because you pose like the little red Donkey, it doesn't mean you're a Donkey, too.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Colorful-Candy Wrap Up

Before we get to the Wrappers, let's finish with the Colorful Candy. One might say these are almost glowing.

Image by JPHoesch

Image by mullica

Image by Loren Sztajer/

These bright-colored, fruit-shaped Candies are so cute.

Image by drurydrama (Len Radin)

Image by Walt Stoneburner

Image by dixieroadrash

This picture is called Color Overload, with good reason.

Image by Sharon Pruitt

Image by strangelibrarian

Time to wrap this Candyfest up. How about some Russian Candy Wrappers that are pretty enough to display as art?

Image by Lateral Support

Image by Lateral Support

Image by Lateral Support

Image by Lateral Support

Image by Lateral Support

Image by Lateral Support

Image by Lateral Support

Who wouldn't love a Candy wrapped in The Three Bears?

Image by Lateral Support

Giraffe #254 would make a good Candy Wrapper, don't you think?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Anna Is Drying

Apricots. I had no idea it was so easy.

Get Apricots.


Wash. Cut in half and lay on baking sheet.


Bake at 200 degrees for 8 hours, or until dried. So simple, so delicious.


What do you think, Giraffe #253?

Monday, June 17, 2013

A Few More Good Things

I like how this child thinks: July comes right after winter break.



One piece of paper is not enough for all the Good Things this student can think of.



Can you guess what this writer's favorite color is?


I love this student's Good Things, especially number one!






Baby Giraffes drop up to six feet when they are born.


You'd never know it, looking at newborn Giraffe #252.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Good Things

If you had written a list of Good Things when you were in second grade, what would you have said? Here are some lists that Miss H. had her second-grade students write.












Giraffe #251 shares some Good Things to know about Giraffes.