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Project Green: Classroom Style


Project Green began with Anna of Anna Carson’s Photography.

My tired tootsies, cooling on the green tile floor,
shoe-less and resting in the aftermath of a field trip.

K.K.’s favorite crayons.
I don’t know why he chose three greens,
but I am glad he did!

And from the shorelines all around Oahu —

A Tsunami Warning Siren.

These sirens are tested monthly (I wonder if the bird knows that yet?) The first of April when the sirens went off, I was standing outside near a line of 1st graders. One child, excited, exclaimed, “What is that? What is that?” Another child answered matter-of-factly, “Oh don’ worry. Is jus’ the Suetommy siren. My momma tol’ me.”

AND — incase you were wondering where I was today …

We went swimming in a lagoon, teased some coral dwellers, ate in an outdoor restaurant, watched some whales, and enjoyed a sunset on Sunset Beach.

Here is a view of the rock and coral wall that forms the barrier around the lagoon. If you look closely, you can see a bit of water pouring over the wall.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. nahhh, I won’t be jealous of the lagoon, sunset, eating outside etc etc etc


    I won’t

    aw, it’s raining again…..

  2. Awwww… I’m sorry you had such a miserable day! I hope today will be MUCH better!!! Maybe you can do laundry or something…

  3. We could always give you the rest of our snow that is still here, though Spring has finally came to the West. I actually got to use my Air Conditioning in the car yesterday.

    I love the Sunset Picture you didn’t happen to come across 7 stranded Castaways and a ship called the Minnow.

    A Blessed Sunday is wished for you and OC.

  4. Looking at that sunset I’m guessing the nesting bird is a bird of paradise, right! As I type we have a thunderstorm going on, so i am a tad envious. Sad to see OC has given up blogging, but I admire him for making a stand, and hope he will put the extra time to good use.

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  6. Suetommy – how cute!

    I bet you enjoyed that rest after the field trip. And the green floor worked perfectly for Project Green.

    What a wonderful sunset. It must be nice living in paradise.

  7. Gorgeous, all.
    A tsunami warning device reminds me to be grateful for my safe little corner of the world that hasn’t suffered from anything worse than traffic jams in the longest while.

    God bless.

  8. Alastair — while you aren’t being jealous of the beach, think of all the place really needing that rain.

    Melli — as I type the drier is drying.

    Mar — sun is good. Remember sun screen!

    Bill — Gilligan’s Island is now Coconut Island, a science research station which OC has visited a couple of times.

    Polona — it wasn’t wisdom!

    Bazza — I like thunder storms. And OC says OC & The Quill can stay up, but he is taking his blogs down. I think he means it this time.

    Jamie — I loving living in Hawaii. Yesterday we did some whale watching. I never thought I was ould have an exotic life.

    Sandy — There hasn’t been a Tsunami here in ages — and I hope it stays that way!

  9. Tsunami sirens….when we were in Cannon Beach they did their monthly testing. The sound made me smile and laugh. Their practice sound is….cows mooing!

  10. That is one whomping siren structure. I think the ones for Three Mile Island are maybe the size of one of those pancakes and are painted bright yellow. They are mounted on wimpy little telephone poles but are loud as hades. It is not unusual for the TMI things to just suddenly fire off and scare everyone within 15-20 miles.

  11. K.K. has really given those Greens a workout! All three of them are worn more than any of the other colours. Very interesting … wonder why? Neat to see though. It is so generous of you to include me in this intimacy. I am grateful.

    Lovingly …

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