Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Dreaming


I'm in week 3 of the 4 week summer school session I'm teaching. I was noticeably frustrated by the behavior of several of the students today. As I reminded some of them to correct their attitude, I also gave myself the same advice. So now I'm here dreaming of being somewhere else. More specifically, my favorite vacation destination, Hawaii. Maui to be even more specific. Here is an image from the archives from our last visit back in 2005. Would you have ever guessed that this was taken in a shopping center parking lot?

This pretty picture is to make up for creeping some of you out yesterday. :)

20 comments:

quilly in said...

I might have guessed that it was taking in a shopping center parking lot. My first eye popping hibiscus photo was taken in a bank parking lot.

Now, remember, it is the teacher's attitude that sets the tone for learning. If you're restless, the kids don't stand a chance. Every morning as you get ready to teach, chant this mantra, "Gee, it's great to be going to work today while every other teacher in the nation is in Hawaii on the beaches." THAT ought to cheer you right up.

quilly-in-hawaii said...

Pft

dang blogger

that was supposed to be ....

June said...

I can certainly understand your wanting a little daydream and Hawaii is certainly a good place to "go"!
Pretty flower...

Raven said...

Always wanted to go to Hawaii. A little daydreaming is a good thing. Beautiful flower. Wouldn't it be nice if all parking lots had beautiful flowers gracing their cement expanses.

Jeanne Damoff said...

Lovely flower! I've never been to Hawaii, but our son-in-law spent much of his childhood on Oahu. Our daughter has already been there once with him and they're returning in September to play a human rights concert, which just happens to be scheduled four days after their first anniversary. Poor things. They'll be forced to celebrate it in paradise.

Anna said...

That is so pretty! I love the blue background!

Britt said...

haha- Thanks for a friendlier photo today! Those bugs were a little too vivid/realistic!

Carletta said...

This picture is not just pretty it is gorgeous!
And yes, much better than Spidey. :)

Christy said...

Never would have guessed. I knew it was a hibiscus, though! Great capture!

One day perhaps I'll make it to Hawaii -- I always seem to travel East, despite living on the East coast. I don't let water stop me, but land is another story I guess...

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

It is gorgeous and certainly makes up for the one that gave me the heebie jeebies yesterday. LOL!!

Ryanne said...

This is much pretty than the spider which in my house are called monsters! Happy WW!

Bunny Trails said...

Thank you so much! I couldn't look at the other post. I just can't handle the spiders.

Such a lovely flower. Even more so that it was hanging out in a parking lot. Very nice.

I'd like to go to Hawaii some day.

Robin said...

I definitely like today's better than yesterday's! What a beautiful flower. It IS dreamy looking.

The Right Blue said...

Well, since I live in Hawaii, yes I would believe that you found that pretty pink hibiscus in a shopping center parking lot. I hope you get to return to Hawaii soon. Happy WW.

Bobbie

BK said...

Comparing to the photos yesterday, I definitely love this one better :)

Karly said...

You are redeemed! Great shot!

Oh, and I would love to go to Hawaii someday. Lol, do they have hunting there? I think that's my only chance! :)

Karly said...

P.S. I hope you have a better day with your students today. :)

Anna said...

I wish I was in Hawaii... I could use a getaway right about now. Great shot! I've never actually seen a flower like that growing wild/naturally. Since I'm an East Coast girl an all... Also, I love your new header!

Erin Faye said...

That is so beautiful! I can't believe it is in a parking lot. It just goes to show that there is beauty everywhere!

JC said...

I like this much better than yesterdays shots, lol...

I imagine summer school is pretty tough on everyone... here's to a better tomorrow!