Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Morning Scenery


My Betty People!

Hope you are looking forward to a great week!

Betty is trying to stay one step ahead of grading.

Even now, I am sneaking away from the pile of papers to have a little time with my blogging buddies. It's a jealous, powerful stack of essays though, and it is eyeing me suspiciously, jealously from the desk at this very moment.

(I have told it I am checking my school e-mail for additional papers that have come in online. It is accepting this only because it hopes to add to its towering strength with more recruits.)

Just about a week ago I was in Colorado, enjoying sights such as these:



Ahhhh.

Wait a minute! What is paper made out of?
Oh!
It seems the stack of papers is controlling my every move--including the selection of pictures for you this morning.
Oh my....

I'll be back when I am free.
(Now, where is that lighter?)

Happy Monday!




49 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You find your lighter, I want a picture of those papers burning!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

I love the yellow against the green in those pictures. Very pretty.

Susan Fields said...

Beat that stack back, show it who's in charge - you can do it! :)
Gorgeous photos!

Madi and Mom said...

BB thank you for sharing those beautiful Collie-ra-do pictures.
Are the gold tress Aspen?

How dare those papers give you the evil eye.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Gaston Studio said...

Great photos Betty and love the contrasting colors too. Hang in there; you might find a Hemmingway among the essays.

Christine Danek said...

Love the pictures. What a beautiful fall day. Hope you get through those essays soon. Make sure a fire extinguisher is near by. :)

Joe Cap said...

You still haven't told me what part of Colorado this is...I am thinking about moving someplace like that when I retire...
Wow, those are enticing.

Copyboy said...

You've experienced the true circle of life Betty – seed to tree to paper about green eco-system. Good luck with your pile.

Linda said...

Your fall photos are wonderful. Love the contrast. This is what fall is all about. Great job.

Cricket said...

Those are some great shots. I almost think I have to dig through my CDs now and find "Aspen Gold," a little known but decent offering from the New Kingston Trio.

"Aspen Gold, among the trees..."

Yep. It's the kidlets I'm sneaking away from right now. By 9:15, a blessed, short-lived peace.

Lora said...

lol! here i go thinking i'm going back to teaching as soon as possible and you go reminding me of the crazy grading. worth it though ;)

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Wonderful pictures especially of the river I simply adore relaxing by the water abliet the river or sea.

Have a good week.
Yvonne.

Leah J. Utas said...

Gorgeous pics of an autumn in all its glory.

Out on the prairie said...

Great shots, like the one with the stream. You don't know the stair step method of grading? I am shocked!Throw the papers on a set of stairs, and the grade goes with where they land. Top stair an A and so on. Ohterwise discard them and tell the kids your dog ate their homework.

Parsley said...

Hang in there...autumn will still be around when those essays are finished. ;-)

Jules said...

Nice pictures and funny I had a lighter post today :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

LittleSilkDress said...

I didn't get a chance to make the hour drive to the mountains to see the aspens this year. Thank you for sharing! Have a great week, BB!

Old Kitty said...

Oh lovely BB!! Step. Away. From. The. Lighter!

LOL!! Oh alright be free and light away!!

Have I said how much I love your creepy pumpkin eyes blog header?!?! Yowza!!!

Awwww lovely pics of beautiful Colorado autumnal trees! Take care
x

Baby Sister said...

Haha. Good luck with those papers. I hope they start being nicer. :)

Ann said...

Gorgeous shots of Colorado. Beware of those papers I hear they are a sneaky lot.

Hilary said...

Beautiful photos, Betty. I hope you can dig your way out from under all that paper soon.

Caro said...

I'd like to go fish there :P

Sonora said...

I LOVE trees in the fall! Over the weekend, the weather here changed drastically and it is now gray and cold. :( Good luck with those essays!

HulaBuns said...

Love the pictures, BB!! Last week I was so over Colorado (literally, well I was over the Colorado River, that kind of counts, right?). Any who, you show those papers who's boss! Have a great Monday. :)

baygirl32 said...

its cool how the yellow and green make lines

Flartus said...

Oh, we just got back from our weekend in the mountains and were also in love with the colors all around us. And then we also came back to Sunday-night grading and other such reminders of reality. Still, the pictures help to retain that getaway frame of mind. Good luck!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Beautiful pictures and wonderful composition!
What a great scenery!

B xx

Marlene said...

No!!!! Back away from the lighter!!! I'm a perfect example of those who should not play with lighters. (Check out one of my cards today!)

Aging Mommy said...

Beautiful photos - come back soon, don't let those papers dictate to you :-)

Liz said...

is it bad that i'm digging your header pics more than your post pics? don't get me wrong; they are lovely. but i guess i'm just hankering for some halloween!

blueviolet said...

Dreaming of Colorado is so much more fun than grading papers so you hurry and get it done so you can go back to dreaming!

Shan said...

Gorgeous essa... er... trees, BB. Thanks for sharing.

Pat Tillett said...

beautiful pics BB...
don't use the lighter! unless you had other ideas for it...

Pat said...

I love those golden aspens! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs said...

Colorado is indeed beautiful. It's my home, and I love it! Although as windy as it is today, those aspens you recently photographed now likely stand naked!

Good luck with the essays!

Mellisa Rock said...

I hope you get finished grading soon - can't wait to dig into a new post!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Isn't it strange how life seems to get in the way of blogging. I feel your pain! Have a bonfire and toast some marshmallows! I'll have a s'more, please.

Gigi said...

Paper is notorious for being so bossy - ask the stacks I've got lying around here. But I've told the them that theyare obsolete with the advent of the internet and have been ignoring them ever since.

Mamma has spoken said...

Makes you want to think twice about assigning those papers don't it?

notesfromnadir said...

Stunning pictures, especially the clear blue skies. But, wait, blogging uses no paper so you can rest easy there! :)

A girl needs 2 Talk said...

Burn it all up! and give them all an A+!!!! :D Don't we love good teachers!

The Retired One said...

Colorado is on my wish list for photography,too!! Can't wait to see more of your pictures.

Jimmy said...

Excellent pictures Betty, I'm proud you took a break from grading to check in on us but I suppose you have quite a few just waiting for their results :)

Sarah said...

Maybe you can grade your papers digitally. That way they won't know if you're looking at them or the blog world.

Daisy said...

Gorgeous sights, Betty! I love the one of the water rushing through the middle. I hope you have a good week ahead. :)

Miriam in KS said...

I wonder if the red tip of a match works the same way as a red pen? Heehee! Woooosh!

Zuzana said...

Beautiful imagery, flamboyance of fall at its best.;)
Good luck with the grading.;)
xo

Georgina Dollface said...

Mother Nature always gets it right. Humans on the other hand, are too afraid to wear colours like these together. We'd call it a fashion faux pas if someone wore a green and yellow stripped suit in these exact same colours, yet they look so spectacular outdoors. We really are fickle fashion freaks, aren't we? - G

slommler said...

Did you find that lighter?? Ha!!
Beautiful fall photos! It is beautiful in Colorado this time of year!! Magical!
Hugs
SueAnn