Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Morning Flowers: Back to Work Edition

Hello, Darling Ones!

It's Monday. It's back to work for Betty Day.

I had an absolutely glorious time off between semesters, but now it is time to get back to campus. I have five classes this semester, all completely full with waiting lists and more students at the door, trying to add. I wish I could say it was because I am such a popular teacher. Alas, it's because we've had to cut, cut, and cut more classes due to lack of funding.

The first days of the semester are full of promise, full of hope, and absolutely exhausting too. I may not make it around to your blogs as much as I'd like to. I am having my 101 students start blogs as part of the class, so I'll be busy helping to launch, keep track of, and comment on over 60 new blogs. Wish me luck!

Disheartening news at the camera store: the film in the camera featured in my last post is Kodachrome. The last place to process it--Dwayne's Photo in Parson's, Kansas, announced in July of last year they would process any roll that came in before December 30 and thousands of rolls came in. They are not accepting any more rolls and after the last roll is processed (today or tomorrow) the processing machine will be taken out of service forever.

SO, whatever pictures are hidden on that roll of film will remain a mystery.

Quel dommage!

I thought these flowers, bursting forward and brightening the world would be good for all of us today.

Hope you enjoy the flowers and the week ahead!






We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

--Martin Luther King


39 comments:

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Wow, what beautiful colours!

Those pictures are really quite marvelous! It's really hard to pick my favourite.
Thanks for sharing.

Have a great Monday!
B xx

floweringmama said...

Wow, you are going to be one busy lady, aren't you?

I bet you were disappointed about the film. Maybe one day . . .

Beautiful pictures today, very colorful!

Seams Inspired said...

Thanks for the flowers! I love the fluffy pink one. :o)

D.I.R.T. about the film. Surely there is some old-school photography enthusiast around town that can process it in their home dark-room.

Sounds as if an optometry exam is in order before all that reading begins. Yikes! I'm not sure if I envy you or pity you. ;o)

Happy Monday!

Lin said...

Bummer about the film. Ah, well--perhaps the mystery is much more exciting than the photos (IF there are any) anyway. Happy Monday, pally.

Madi and Mom said...

Morning BB and as always may your semester be filled with students who realize how fortunate they are to be in your room, may they approach your assignments with positive attitudes and most of all be kind to one another and their teacher....semester starts @ NCSU today too.

Ahhh too bad about the film..we'll just have see the pictures in our mind's eye.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Nat said...

Such a shame about that film. I was thinking along the lines of Seams Inspired...maybe someone can develop it by hand someday (?)

Happy new semster Betty...hope it's a good one!

lifeisaroadtrip said...

Lovely flowers, Betty! Thanks for all the hard work you do in helping shape young minds. I know it's a tough job that has only gotten tougher lately.

Fiddlesticks on the film. Just another one of those things that have come and gone in my lifetime. (I was thinking about that this weekend - VCRs, records albums, probably actual books soon). At least we still have Paul Simon around for now.

Hope you have a good week!

Gaston Studio said...

Such exotic flowers this morning! Beautiful.

The Empress said...

Flowers on a snowy Monday morning?

God bless you.

mskanorado said...

Such beautiful flowers BB! Sounds like it will be a very busy semester for you! Happy Monday!

qandlequeen said...

So crisp!

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

Good luck Betty!!!

love the flowers.

Leah J. Utas said...

Most brightening.

blueviolet said...

The flowers are absolutely glorious! I'm sad about the Kodachrome. :(

Good luck this semester!

Old Kitty said...

Thank you so much for these stunning flowers!! They're just right to brighten my dull Monday!!

Oh I'm sorry about all the cuts and financial woes. I work in education too and the last months of last year has been just awful with all the cuts and restrictions! :-(

Wow - that camera with the mystery roll of film is getting even more intriguing!!! What treasures does it hold?!!? I hope one day you'll discover what!! Take care
x

Talli Roland said...

Happy Monday Bossy Betty! Love th flowers - so vivid!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, dear Betty!!! And what a wonderful idea!! Blogging will be a wonderful experience for your students!!! Best of everything for the new semester!!! Just wanted to stop in to say "hello!" Love to you! Janine xo

Sarah said...

Brand new notebooks and anticipating pens. Nothing beats that! Good luck with the classes and young folks.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sixty students with new blogs? How many do you think will stick?

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Happy Monday, loved the flowers especially the pink one.

Yvonne.

Tracy said...

Betty,
I love that first picture with the puff ball...it looks like the things my cat used to play with :)

take it easy on yourself and just do what you can...that's all anyone can ask of you!

Liz said...

Man, how I miss the LONG breaks of college! We never started back until the 20's of January!

I like that first, furry flower best.

Ami said...

Call your local colleges... photo geeks love a challenge....

Just a thought.

Otherwise, put on 'Kodachrome' by Paul Simon and just... dance.

Happy Monday.

TS Hendrik said...

Every time you mention being a teacher I become overly conscious about my horrible grammar. I don't try to hide it, mind you, I just become more aware of it.

Beautiful flowers. I really needed a bit of brightness today.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Back to school stinks after having time off. My classes are big also due to cuts.

Hilary said...

Oh these flowers are cheery and beautiful. Mondays are such a treat at your place.

Maybe there are still online options for developing that film. There has to be something. I'm probably more curious than I should be. ;)

Ann said...

too bad about the film, the pretty flowers are great though

Pat Tillett said...

Sorry about your film. I'm pretty sure I have some undeveloped rolls somewhere in the garage in unpacked boxes. We only moved here 5 years ago....oh well...

Love the flowers (as always). Thanks!

Marlene said...

I love your flowers this week!

About your film....sucky!!! :(

Sounds like you're going to be a busy little Betty bee.

Nicolasa said...

Beautiful photos! How sad about the film! :( I hope this semester goes well for you and the students!

Catherine said...

GAAAAK! I missed my Monday morning flowers. Well... no worry.... I am looking at them now just before I head off to bed, so I shall have sweet dreams tonight... ;)

Too bad about just missing getting the film developed. I guess those secrets will indeed stay hidden for ever.

Good night friend!
xo Catherine

KleinsteMotte said...

Miss my teaching days. Love your plan for the class and hope it works out well. You pics are inspiring.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Sorry about the film, but it makes the camera seem even more special.
I love birds of paradise. The others aren't bad either.
Hang in there, Miss Betty.
xoRobyn

faye said...

Lovely photos.
Sorry you have to go back to work..
I'm snickering just a little....
Anyhoo... can you find a place on line to mail the film for processing...or maybe a nearby
college that has a photography class...

Zuzana said...

Beautiful flowers, gorgeous colours...
Please, please, you have to find a way of getting that film developed, maybe you can send it somewhere, or contact a real photographer that develops his own films - check the Internet.;) I would be WAY to curious to let this one pass.;)
Happy new school start.;)
xoxo

Oh Sew Good said...

Wow! That will be a lot of blogs to read. It will also be a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Baby Sister said...

I love the flowers!! That's sad about the film...but at least we can now use our imaginations. ;) Good luck with your classes!!

Flartus said...

Yes, well, I'm not doing a great job of making it around to your blog either, so don't sweat it! What a shame about the pictures...is there anywhere in Canada or Mexico that might be able to process it? Stupid technology...

It seems like your blog idea was a success; I hope the students enjoy it and learn from it. What a convenient way for them to see their progress; with a click they can compare their latest writing with their earliest post.

Here's wishing you a smooth, enjoyable semester!

CherylK said...

Those flowers were just what I needed, today...colorful and cheery.

Don't give up on the Kodachrome! There MUST be someplace else, SOMEwhere, that can develop that film.