Saturday, April 17, 2010

Flowing Light

Taken April 1, 2010.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Future Presented

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Taken April 12, 2010.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dancing Trees Go Green

Taken April 11, 2010.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Eek! Green Monster!

Very scary!

... or maybe not
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pink and Green

and not a preppy in sight.

Taken April 9, 2010.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Still Life with Dogs

Taken March 30, 2010

Taken April 8, 2010.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

Monday will be the 16th time I take a bunch (81 this year) of sixth graders off to the woods for 3 days.

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The Microscope
by Maxine Kumin

Anton Leeuwenhoek was Dutch.
He sold pincushions, cloth, and such.
The waiting townsfolk fumed and fussed
As Anton’s dry goods gathered dust.

He worked, instead of tending store,
At grinding special lenses for
A microscope. Some of the things
He looked at were: mosquitoes’ wings,
the hairs of sheep, the legs of lice,
the skin of people, dogs, and mice;
ox eyes, spiders’ spinning gear,
fishes’ scales, a little smear
of his own blood, and best of all,
the unknown, busy, very small
bugs that swim and bump and hop
inside a simple water drop.

Impossible! Most Dutchmen said.
This Anton’s crazy in the head!
We ought to ship him off to Spain!
He says he’s seen a housefly’s brain!
He says the water that we drink
Is full of bugs! He’s mad, we think!

They called him dumkopf, which means dope.

That’s how we got the microscope.