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A photo a week…

This is my first photo in the “photo a week” project which I have set up for my students. Each week the students are to take a photo, paste it into their writing journals and write something about it. They will then be able to post these on their own blogs.

Autumn leaves; gold, lime green, orange, brown, red and bronze
Drift down silently to cover;
the grass which is a lush green after a few reviving days of precious rain;
the garden paths – which now need sweeping;
the roof of the garden shed;
the trailer, the rake, the shovel;
and the garden with cheeky tips of autumn bulbs, pushing through for their turn in the autumn sun.
This coat of many colours is worn easily by the things in my garden.
Excitedly, like a child, I scuff my rubber boots through the thick coat of crunchy leaves as I make my way out to the garden shed in the crisp, dewy mornings, to feed my deer.
My face tingles in the chilly morning air and I walk a little faster.
My feet scuff, flick and drag through the newly fallen leaves as they celebrate the arrival of autumn in my backyard.

Marg Murnane 1st June 2008
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Cyberspaced out

My Cyberspace journey continues…..

Just sat down on Friday night, computer, glass of wine
Thought that I had better tweak these wizz bang, blogs of mine,
Incurred a snag so jumped on skype, to try and sort it out
I skyped a geeky friend of mine, who has some IT clout.

Before I knew it, conversation jumped from two to three
Then quietly it evolved to four – a skyping victory.
Problem solved , a master stroke of peer collaboration
4 excited bloggers sharing our exhilaration.

Worked out blogrolls, widgets and some troubling nuisance links
Ironed out several irksome and some quite perplexing kinks.
Worked out passwords; clustrmaps; embedding; using code
Looked at vokis, voicethread, tried to get in twitter mode.

Signed off feeling clever, felt inclined to brag and gloat
Until I checked my email and my a lump formed in my throat
Web 3.0 – you’re kidding! My thoughts are spinning round!
I think I’ll go to bed now; my head’s inclined to pound.

Marg Murnane May 17th 2008