Hello to you and hello Monday,

Here are a couple photos from our drive back through Kansas Saturday morning after visiting my husband's family for Thanksgiving. It was sunny and then suddenly it was incredibly dense and hazy for a few minutes. The railroad tracks {seen in bottom photo} run alongside this road.

Today is a teaching day {I teach arts-based preschool at the Lawrence Arts Center}. We will be walking with the preschoolers to see the Festival of Trees. Every year the children make a tree and ornaments; there is always lots of color and glitter involved. The festival is held downtown at historic Liberty Hall with an auction later in the week to raise funds for The Shelter. Lots of people, businesses, groups, and organizations make and donate trees for this event. Seeing a theatre filled with decorated trees and hearing lots of children always gets my spirit ready for Christmas.

: I always enjoy Bibbi's landscape photos, they are beautiful and other-worldly.

: And please go see the amazing progress Helle is making on the rubbish vortex crocheted plastic bag project.

have a good one,