Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Dancing Paper Dolls

It's another Outdoor Wednesday at Applejack Lane, and I thought I would take you to the middle school where I taught before I retired five years ago.

Outside, my classroom window, I could see these dancing paper dolls. This is a metal sculpture created by local metal artist Willie Ferguson.

Why are they dancing?

School started today for all the teachers in our county, and the children will be coming back next week!

I'm dancing, too! I don't have to go back any more!

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James said...

Great sculpture and I love the flowers too.

Joyce said...

That is just the cutest thing to see each day when arriving at school:)

LV said...

What a cute before school post as well as an outdoor. Have a great week.

Sarah said...

Now retired after teaching elementary school for 30 years, I too am dancing in the flowers! Life is good!
Thanks for sharing the photos!
Sarah @ hyacinthforthesoul.blogspot.com/

claudie said...

How cute is that? I love it, and the kids must think they belong to the "best" school around.
Happy Retirement Joan
Happy OW
Love Claudie

Anonymous said...

These little kids are perfect to welcome children at school.. Love the graphism of them.
Have a nice day

dana said...

I worked in the pub. sch. setting, off and on, for 20 years....and while I miss the kiddos, I don't miss the rest of it! I'm joining you in that "happy dance"! Love the sculpture...and I'm certain the children at that school do, too. Happy Wednesday! Dana

Becky K. said...

A very fun sculpture! The black eyed susans look great with it!

Becky K.
Hospitality Lane

Regina said...

Nice post!

Mary said...

The sculpture is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us. I hope you are having a great day.

Janie's World said...

I love this sculpture! It just makes me happy to look at it.

RobinfromCA said...

That sculpture is wonderful! I wish there was one in front of the school where I work because it really is happy!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Amy said...

Looks like a great place to work. Congratulations on retiring!

jeanne said...

Very Cute, and I would be dancing too if I was retired. Oh, I am retired. I know just how you feel. BIG SMILE.. The children paper dolls are very sweet. Are they made from tin?


Marsha said...

That is a great sculpture - school doesn't start in public schools in MN until the Tues after Labor Day so I am always surprised to hear other areas of the country starting so early.

mbkatc230 said...

I just love that sculpture! What a perfect work of art for an elementary school. It's such a happy piece. Happy Outdoor Wednesday, Kathy

Anonymous said...

Cool sculpture! You captured it beautifully!

Donna Marie

Light and Voices said...

A chorus line shouting congratulations you did it!