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Fireweed

I am off for my Sabbath and perhaps an extra day. Kathy and I are going to British Columbia via Jasper National Park and Mount Robson Provincial Park. I suspect there will be some pictures forthcoming. My mother celebrates her 88th birthday and it is an important event each year. She is the last of her generation in our family.

Fireweed is a common plant which grows in temperate areas of North America. It is hardy and is often planted in areas which are disturbed i.e. fire or oil spills. I am using it to carry me into my Sabbath and help heal the spirit.

It’s common enough

Beside paths I traverse

Lights the path homeward.

About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

8 responses »

  1. Great photo Ivon. Enjoy your trip. No doubt that you’ll have great shots….

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  2. Enjoy Ivon! An important trip indeed…

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  3. Fireweed! I’ve often wondered what that plant was called. :)

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    • Elizabeth, it is called Rosebay Willowherb in Britain and in some parts of North America it is called Great Willow-Herb.

      I checked on that when I posted. I thought it might be we called it that locally and it was called something else, but it is widely known as Fireweed in North America.

      Ivon

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  4. “Lights the path homeward.” I love the sound and image of that! Thank you for your post, Ivon!
    Russ

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