All posts by authorlaurablog

About authorlaurablog

I'm a reading specialist from Chicago, now living in the beauty of the Roosevelt National Forest in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. My first book "Aliana Reaches for the Moon" is about a creative, curious, kind and messy girl who loves science and her very patient parents. I'm currently writing a YA novel about a family broken apart by a secret and a misunderstanding. Future books in the Aliana series will include dealing with forest fires, learning about clouds and animal habitats.

Lunar Eclipse 1/20/19

from brightly lit sky

the moon swallowed by shadow

darkness covers me

Lunar eclipse photos from my balcony in the Rocky Mountains. I was fortunate to have a clear evening sky.

These photos were taken approximately every 5 minutes.

Inspiration from a poet

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

This quote from Mary Oliver has been something I’ve thought about since I first discovered it in college. After Mary Oliver’s death was announced yesterday, I saw it on my social media newsfeeds. I have a few poetry collections and went back to reread some favorites. I also came across this quote which defines my day-to-day life.

“Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

The Weight of Winter

Bearing the weight of winter

waiting for the sun

to warm my branches

to help me shed this

this winter coat.

This week, as I prepared a lesson on personification, I imagined how the trees must feel after a big snowfall.

Art of Data – Exhibit

This art exhibit, at the Boulder Public Library, shows a variety of data represented through art.

As these photographs demonstrate, artists took different information and created unique ways to share it. Looking at weather, population distribution, water, and other statistics combined with their own creativity, led to this interesting event.

Note; This is only a portion of what is displayed.