Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Peace of Quiet

Taken May 11, 2010.

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Tall, Green, and Handsome

Taken May 7, 2010.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Everybody is a Star

Taken May 4, 2010.

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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Little Pretties

A purple ribbon for Beth as she crosses the finish line to her closing!



Glechoma hederacea
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Thanks to olivia for help with the spiderwort and glechoma hederacea identification

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pretty Little

Dwarf Cinquefoil

Two-flowered Cynthia

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Zen Sniff Ponders the Center of the Universe

Taken April 29, 2010.

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

I wish I could read this one to my sixth graders.

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How To Treat Elves
by Morris Bishop

I met an elf man in the woods,
The wee-est little elf!
Sitting under a mushroom tall--
'Twas taller than himself!

"How do you do, little elf," I said,
"And what do you do all day?"
"I dance 'n fwolic about," said he,
"'N scuttle about and play;"

"I s'prise the butterflies, 'n when
A katydid I see,
'Katy didn't' I say, and he
Says 'Katy did!' to me!

"I hide behind my mushroom stalk
When Mister Mole comes froo,
'N only jus' to fwighten him
I jump out'n say 'Boo!'

"'N then I swing on a cobweb swing
Up in the air so high,
'N the cwickets chirp to hear me sing

"'N then I play with the baby chicks,
I call them, chick chick chick!
'N what do you think of that?" said he.
I said, "It makes me sick.

"It gives me sharp and shooting pains
To listen to such drool."
I lifted up my foot, and squashed
The God damn little fool.