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Friday, May 24, 2013

Appropriately Themed Book

With May comes the blooming of my favorite flower - the lily of the valley. I love looking inside the bell-shaped blossoms! May also brings invitations to celebrate graduations. For those, I love making cards and choosing gifts for each person. 

This year, several graduates will receive Barbara Kerley's new book The World is Waiting for You. Published by National Geographic, it is a book filled with captivating photographs, each accompanied by words that encourage - and even challenge - exploration, discovery, questioning, and observation. The carefully selected images complement the text. "Dig deeper" rests on the page of an archaeologist uncovering bones. "Poke around for a while" sits below a beam of selenite in the Cave of Crystals in Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico. Best of all, the origins of the photographs are described in a photo glossary at the end. It is an excellent book for celebrating the paths we follow and the risks we take...and simply beautiful to view.


  1. LOVE that Lily of the Valley look to the yard. I first 'met' one in my grandmother's back yard. A love affair ever since.

  2. As you know, my favorite flower too...still in bloom here! Flower of my childhood memories...made me feel special...I hope that book is appropriate for all of us at any stage or age!!