I have been absent, but not idle. I have a new job as a translator for a junior high student in the district where I teach, and it should keep me employed for quite a while. I am learning how to adjust to a daily work schedule and juggling shopping and chores. And I am enthralled with my student. She hails from South America and is a joy! I can't tell you more, since this would compromise privacy. It is a dream job, the time flies by, and there aren't enough hours in the day to tutor her. I am learning so much from her, and she tolerates my Spanish. Every day is so fun and I learn more, and so does my student. So I do not have as much time to create. I will be making very unique and one of a kind work. I am so missing my flowers. Soon they shall return, and until then I leave you with these images from gardens I have tended.