Two mornings ago we realized that the sprinklers had been on all night. One of the valves had broken and since the temperatures had dropped below freezing, the valve froze and wouldn't shut off.
Not a good situation but the artwork that was left behind was pretty amazing.
Amazing that these leaves froze where they were in their arc instead of being flattened and weighed down by the weight of the ice formed around them.
As I have stated in an earlier post (which has nothing to do with these photos......), I am trying to learn how to do math again.
I knew it wouldn't be easy. That it would be a lot of work for me to remember what I'd learned years and years ago while I was in high school but what I didn't realize.......... was the wall I'd be up against! Literally!
Look at each tiny blade of grass encapsulated. It's like something you'd find in the ocean!
Sorry. Back to my story/wall. Another fantastic side effect from the West Nile Virus that I've been dealing with for way too many years is short term memory loss.
I knew it was a problem but boy has it been manifested as to just how big of a problem since I've started this learning of math all over again business.
Tears! And lots of them! Each day as I sit down to learn my new lesson I look glumly at what I am supposed to do, build on the lesson from the day before, only to draw a blank! I've no recollection of the lesson from the day before!
So, I have to sit and go back, relearn the lesson from the day before, and the day before that, and the day before that, and so on, before I can start today's lesson! To say each day is taking me longer and longer to do my math because of all of the having to go back and relearn is an understatement.
But, like these leaves, I refuse to bend and quit. I will get through this math text book. The SM may tape the formulas for volume and surface area to the insides of my eyeballs before we're done if I ask him one more time to explain/teach it to me. I'm sure he feels like he is a broken record as I ask the same questions day after day and he sits and teaches me all over again day after day......
I'm really hoping that at some point the sun will come out and thaw my brain and I will start remembering and retaining this stuff otherwise what would be the point? Other than to say that I did it. I didn't quit. I made it through the text book. And that is good enough for me.