#SOL17: My Day By the Numbers

Thanks to Phyllis Sutton at “Keeping the Wonder Alive” for her “My Day By the Numbers” post yesterday that finally led me to my own version.


My Day By the Numbers


my day by the numbers

What numbers do you see in your day?

slice of life

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early morning slicer


12 responses

  1. Ok…now I will be counting all day! Thanks, Fran!

    1. You are welcome, Paula. I struggled with using the phone numbers – Rose Capelli and I believe today – Carol Versalona (though I haven’t read it yet)

      I originally wrote it in the order that I saw the animals. But I couldn’t stand the “mixed-up” order. LOL!

      1. That’s right, Fran. I am sharing the phone poem I created after reading Lori Pandorf blog who got the idea from Rose Cappelli. http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2017/03/march-musings-23-phone-poem.html From my poem, Kevin Hodgson found a poem and it is going in my Winter Wonder 17 Gallery (BTW, if you have a winter poem send it my way today. I am trying to get the gallery ready.)
        I would like to try this number poem at some time. I like the way yours came out, Fran.

      2. Thanks, Carol. Today, hmmm….

  2. I love the alliteration in the pheasants stanza. I could just see them. Hope you got to work safely. (I think you attract deer.)

    1. clue # 1. Well, there is a state forest on three sides of our property.
      clue # 2. About three miles away is a deer “reserve”
      clue # 3. I see deer probably 2/3 of the days out of the year

      Thanks for noticing the alliteration in the pheasants stanza – no rhyme though!

  3. I really liked the alliteration and the playfulness of your version. My favorite image is of the talking turkeys crossing the road.

    1. Absolutely. Turkeys are like the old-fashioned “Chatty Cathy” dolls. They make noise ALL the time!

  4. What a great children’s counting book this would make,Fran. I can see happy playful illustrations in my mind.

    1. Ohhh! Counting in my Woods! Something to think about! I wonder how to capture the dogs wagging tail. It’s pretty FAST!!! (especially when she is excited!) Thanks for the idea!

  5. I love this format, Fran, and all the wildlife surrounding you. You’ve captured so many precise details! As well as the birds out my own window, I’ve been watching the Decorah eagle cams. Are they anywhere near you?

    1. Catherine,
      They are a good 3 hours away. Not a bad trip. I’m way south in Iowa even though in the winter it doesn’t feel south!

      It was a fun format but I’m still eyeing the phone number one that counts the number of words as well! ❤

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