Through the Window

There are some mornings when I am able to take some time to myself, to take things slowly, and to wander around downtown, looking through shop windows.

I am often surprised by the reflections on the glass,

where a splash of sunlight can land in a room,

the beauty of glass through glass,

how inviting a closed restaurant can be,

and the colorful objects that catch my eye.

I am also delighted when I discover others who are getting an early start, too.

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Storytelling: The Last Days of Preschool

During our youngest daughter’s last year of preschool, I found myself needing to capture the day-to-day activities of preschool–and how things changed throughout the year–in photos.

Taking photos was a way for me to say goodbye to the school and the teachers who had such a positive impact on our children, and to remember all the joy and growth our children experienced as well.

The artwork is taken downand the art projects are sent home,

the pumpkin seeds that were planted

have sprouted and are now ready to be planted at home,

the teacher has played the last goodbye song of the school year on her autoharp,

and, on the final day of preschool, the hallway is quiet and awaiting the next school year.