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ivonprefontaine:

The images provided are beautiful. Annie Dillard’s quote at the very end is appropriate. It tells us to sense more deeply and richly what we often take for granted or see fleetingly in a moment. When we ask why it is beautiful the extraordinary takes a place in our heart as more than something in a local landscape we pass by each day.

Originally posted on New Hampshire Garden Solutions:

1. English Plantains

English plantain (Plantago lanceolata) pollen has been found in sites in Norway that date to the early Neolithic period, so it has been around for a very long time. It was introduced into North America from Europe and loves it here. It is a favorite of many butterflies, songbirds, and animals, and is pretty when it flowers like the one in the photo.

2. Turtle in the Grass

Last year I was walking through a forest clearing and almost stepped on a turtle. This year I did the same thing in almost the same spot and wondered if it was the same turtle. Last year it was spotless and looked as if it had come from the local Buff ‘N Shine and, as you can see in the photo, this one looked the same.

3. Snapping Turtle

This snapping turtle was also very clean and I almost stepped on it as well. Luckily I caught some…

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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.

6 responses »

  1. I have a friend who photographs mushrooms. They are almost ethereal in their beauty. Loved all of these, especially the first.

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  2. Thank you Ivon, for the re-blog. I really enjoy the different things that you post.

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