Saturday, April 05, 2014

March Mosaic

March was a great month for photos.

We start and end March with birthday celebrations. The March 2 Chocolate Cake was the traditional recipe, but by request, the March 29 cake was made with coffee buttercream frosting. It was probably the best cake I've ever made. I'm drooling just remembering it.

We ate some amazing cinnamon rolls at Sunday Brunch at Natalie's (see that empty plate?!), and I'm trying to get better at taking time to play around with my photos using some of the many apps on my phone. I had a LOT of fun with that picture of Jack Nicklaus and the lampshade reflection that makes him look like he has on a tutu.

The fractal broccoli took me by surprise at Whole Foods. I wrote a Fib once upon a time about fractal broccoli, but I've never seen it in real life.

During spring break we went antiquing in Clintonville, and we went and saw the Bruce Munro light exhibit at Franklin Park Conservatory (with yummy hot chocolate in the Short North after).

Also during spring break, we had a mini-blizzard. Really. This has been The Winter That Will Not End. But spring is springing, whether it is out in the garden (covered in snow) or in the potato bin in the pantry.

Spring break was a great time to try out my new (old) desk I got when we went antiquing (and a good time to take illustrated notes with a few TED talks).

We went to (near) Lancaster to Rockmill Brewery for a tour and tasting. And even though I was on spring break, and on my way to a craft beer tasting, I was noticing an example of erosion to show my students. You can take the teacher out of school, but you can't take the school out of the teacher!

Happy March, even though I'm a week late!

Click to enlarge, or you can see all of these pictures on Flickr.


  1. Love these mosaics - and always so impressed by the variety of experiences you've had.And I love that the teacher lady in you is always alert for what can be taken back into the classroom, Mary Lee.

  2. The Conga Line! I'm glad you have decided to lighten up a little; although, for me, writing rhyme is no easy job. I was right there with you dancing at the wedding reception.

  3. Excited you pushed publish and I can see your photos. I totally agree with your last line. Always taking your learning back to your students. I am wondering about chocolate cake on the dock...has a nice ring.

  4. I am going to be making a chocolate birthday cake with coffee buttercream frosting today. I hope my recipe is as good as yours!

  5. Your March mosaic is delicious! The cake sounds so divine...can/would you share your recipe?

    I may have asked you this before, but I can't recall your answer if you did--Can you share what you are using to take your photographs?

    I hope you decide to publish a book of your photography and poems together some day. You are a true talent!

    1. Lisa, every photo in this mosaic was taken on my iPhone! I also have a little Cannon point and shoot that used to be my main camera. I still carry it in my purse, but I don't use it much at all anymore. I make my mosaics using a Flickr photoset and Thanks for the compliments!!

  6. Always great to see you mosaics, Mary Lee. And I like hearing about your highlights, like the cake and the desk.


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