Monthly Archives: March 2015

Palm Sunday

Although I visited Guatemala and Honduras multiple times as a child I have never had the privilege of seeing firsthand the incredible dyed sawdust carpets of Semana Santa, holy week.  These are temporary works of art, forming a carpet for the parades and processionals that take place throughout the week leading up to Easter.  The first photo is from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the rest are from Guatemala.  Aren’t they magnificent?

..sawdust carpet in tegu

..sawdust 5

..sawdust 2

..sawdust 4

 

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Welcome new readers…

Welcome to new readers!  I’m so glad you found my website and The Purple Elephant book!  I write books for kids from kindergarten through middle school and my books are filled with humor, usually in the form of animals doing things animals don’t usually do!  Like Duck, who owns a farm, and the purple elephant who… well, I don’t want to spoil any surprises.

I came across this picture the other day and it is purportedly not photoshopped.  There is a famer in Scotland who dyes his sheep for the amusement of tourists.  I thought something like this would be perfect for a Duck and Friends story.

dyed sheep 2

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