Photo a Day: January 28-February 3, 2018

Some weeks I accomplish my goal of a photo a day and some weeks I don’t.  Alas, I will post them when I do and not worry about it when I don’t.

January 28: Walking on solid ice thanks to the slowly melting snow and lack of salt here.
January 29: Our dog Rochie waits for me to come in our gate and pet him.
January 30: The snow beginning to melt on our road.
January 31: The snow continues to melt and the ice begins to change to mud.
February 1: 3rd grade students complete some fun worksheets as part of Foreign Language Weeks at school.
February 2: A group of 2nd grade students recite poems in English for one of the 8th grade classes as part of Foreign Language Weeks.
February 3: A productive weekend day followed by some tea, chocolate, and a book.

Photo a Day: January 13-19, 2018

I may have mentioned this, but I’ve really enjoyed this project of taking a photo a day, most days.  I reached my original goal of 100 days of photos, and my new goal is to continue the project as much as possible throughout 2018, posting them each week.

Here’s Week 1 of 2018 (I took a short break)!

January 13: Some boys at our front door, performing an uratura for the “old” New Year.
January 14: Some girls visit our front steps and throw seeds at us while wishing us a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.
January 15: Students and teachers gather at the bust of Mihai Eminescu, a famous Romanian writer and poet, on the day of his birthday.
January 16: A horse and cart wait on the road in the snow.
January 17: Clothes “drying” on the line are coated with a layer of snow.
January 18: A blizzard in our village brings down a lot of snow (and power lines) with strong winds.
January 19: Neighborhood kids ambush my site mate with snowballs and handfuls of snow.

Photo a Day: Days 99-105

Week 15!

Day 99: Our dog, Rochie, waits by our muddy steps.
Day 100: A light dusting of snow and a sunset sky.
Day 102: Packing for my trip home to the USA for Christmas vacation.
Day 101: The last of the snow remaining in our courtyard.
Day 103: A beautiful sunset over the village’s church.
Day 104: Some of my students perform at a holiday concert in our raion center.
Day 105: My host mom (right) and her friend Natasha in front of the Arcul de Triumf in Chisinau.

Photo a Day: Days 92-98

When I started this photo a day project, my goal was to take a photo a day for 100 days.  I’ve really enjoyed it (though I’ll admit there have been a few days I’ve forgotten), so I’m going to continue it.  My new goal is to take a photo a day until I finish my Peace Corps journey sometime this coming summer.

Here’s week 14!

Day 92: This time of year has the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises. Here is a gorgeous sunset.
Day 93: Our first real snowfall. Unfortunately, it didn’t stick for very long but it was beautiful while it lasted.
Day 94: A pastel sky at sunrise.
Day 95: A bright sunrise.
Day 9: We finished our U.S. state project this week in English Club. Here, one group poses with their poster.
Day 97: A group 8th grade students completed this poster on the state of Florida.
Day 98: I spent the evening going through journals and deciding what to take home with me when I visit the U.S. next week.

Photo a Day: Days 85-91

Week 13!

Day 85: Keeping warm while wearing mostly dresses requires lots of layers- like fleece lined leggings, fuzzy socks, and another pair of socks.
Day 86: One of my favorite Moldovan foods- pelemeni. These ones are stuffed with ground pork and chicken.
Day 87: I observed a Russian lesson with 8th grade students. Although I didn’t understand a word, it was interesting!
Day 88: Making posters for a U.S. state project during English Club. These 9th graders (and one 8th grader) chose California.
Day 89: If you look closely enough you can see little specks of snow- our first obvious snowfall this winter!
Day 90: 8th grade students work on their state poster during English Club- this group chose New York in hopes of winning the competition.
Day 91: The sun shines over a muddy road on a crisp but sunny day (a rarity this time of year in Moldova).