|Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" |
to the Tuesday Slice of Life sponsored by
Two Writing Teachers.
Some of you know how much I love trees. I was filled with sadness this spring when I learned that my beloved trees would be removed to make room for our "portable" village on the front lawn of our campus. The front of our building will become the back when construction is completed in 2016. In the meantime . . . well, any of you who have lived through a school remodel/construction know that the coming months will call for tons of flexibility.
On Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, I stopped by school to pick up a few things and noticed a work crew standing around a truck in the parking lot. I inquired if they were scheming when to cut down "my" trees. I promised I'd wear black for the day of the dirty deed, but they informed me it would happen on a Saturday.
When I arrived Monday morning, this was the view from my classroom window.
And when I left tonight, this was the view from the end of the parking lot.
I can't imagine spending the seasons without following the progress of the trees outside my window. These trees inspired many slicers and poets each spring. So next spring when I come back to substitute teach, I'll plant pictures on the windows of classrooms that face the portables instead of "my" gorgeous trees. Maybe I'll become the Phantom Poster!