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Saturday, March 11, 2017

My New Braille Books

My New Braille Books

I got these books yesterday. It's a Braille collection published by DK publishing house. The books are just brilliant! They are printed in regular print and in Grade 1 Braille. However, it's not just the text that is special in these books. The illustrations are "double", as well. All the pictures are very visual and printed in bright colours. At the same time they are also tactile. Every illustration has raised edges, so that the object in the photo can be discovered by touch, as well. But that's not all. The illustrations are also textured. The book "Counting", for example, has an illustration of "nine sticky worms" in it. The worms are actually sticky to the touch! An illustration of a zebra is soft and fuzzy to represent the animal's fur, etc.

These books are absolutely fantastic! The best thing about them is that they can be shared by blind or visually impaired and sighted readers!

Spring Series

Spring Series: Busy Buzzy Bee Spring Series: New Life from the Old Spring Series: Find the Spider! Spring Series: Wood Anemone

Photos I took on my long spring walks in the past few days :-)

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Goalball

Goalball

I just got my very own goalball ball today :-) The ball is an official goalball ball. It weighs 1.25 kg. What's special about this ball is the fact that it's not inflated. It's made of hard rubber and it's hollow - that's because there are bells inside. When the ball rolls on the ground (the ball must not bounce, but must be rolled on the ground - kind of like a bowling ball), the bells jingle and the players can locate the ball by sound.
Here are two links to sites where you can read more about goalball:
Goalball (Wikipedia)
Goalball UK

Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring Blossom

Spring Blossom

Hellebores and snowdrops are in full blossom already, which makes long walks in the woods magical :-)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

The First Sign of Spring :-)

The First Sign of Spring :-)

I found this little snowdrop a few days ago in the woods. Now, they are beginning to peek out from the ground in our garden, too. Spring is here! :-)


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Purple Beauty

Purple Beauty

One from the photo archives :-)

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Frozen Beauty

Frozen Beauty

Ice crystals on a wooden fence post in the morning sun.

Taken this morning while I was walking my dog :-)

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Autumn Mystery

Autumn Mystery

Taken on a walk in the woods nearby...