Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Peace of Quiet


Taken May 11, 2010.

Click image to see larger version

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tall, Green, and Handsome


Taken May 7, 2010.

Click image to see larger version

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Everybody is a Star


Taken May 4, 2010.

Click image to see larger version

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Little Pretties

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

Spiderwort

Violets

Glechoma hederacea
Click images to see larger versions
Thanks to olivia for help with the spiderwort and glechoma hederacea identification

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pretty Little


Dwarf Cinquefoil

Two-flowered Cynthia

Groundsel
Click images to see larger versions

Monday, May 17, 2010

Zen Sniff Ponders the Center of the Universe


Taken April 29, 2010.

Click image to see larger version

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday Poetry Post

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

click for larger


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
'Upsy-daisy-die!'

"'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.