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Saturday Photo Hunt: MURAL

November 19th, 2012 (05:36 pm)

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After an insanely busy weekend, I'm finally posting m Saturday Photo Hunt ntry, a few days late. This week, the theme is "Mural." Unlike last week's theme ("Kite") this one was easy. I have many photos of murals. The hard part was deciding which one to use. I finally chose this shot, not for the mural itself but for the kids posing in front of it, who seem to be an extension of the painting, which shows part of the surrounding neighborhood in all its kid-friendly glory.
P1080019 Mural 40%
The mural is on the side of our local rec center, which doubles as my son's elementary school gym. I took this picture in August, early in the school year, during a whole-school celebration honoring the students who had completed a summer reading challenge. Every child at school had been presented that day with the newly designed, bright red school tee-shirt, and most wore them proudly on the playing fields that afternoon for ice pops, drop-everything-and-read time, and a volleyball game that pitted the faculty against the second-grade class, who had had the largest number of kids finish the reading challenge.

One second-grader I spoke with summed up the day: "It's the funnest day at school I've ever had in my whole life."