Puddle reflection, Bay Beach Amusement Park.
Tags: Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa
Researchers have identified the chromosome that–among other things–enables homing pigeons to unerringly find their way back to the roost. According to scientists involved in the study, one of the genes they discovered gives pigeons the ability to read subtle signs in their environment, signs that other species of birds miss.
Posted: August 25, 2014 in 17-85mm lens, Bricks, Canon 60D, Details, Paris, Photography, Signs, Street scene, Wabi Sabi
Tags: Here in the Heartland there's a clap-bang thunderstorm going on. Happy Monday wherever you might be.
Tags: Henry David Thoreau, On Walden Pond, Pine snakes
While most teachers can regale you with stories about memorable students, both angelic and demon-possessed, most often our best stories are about our own epic classroom failures.
Once upon a time a friend of mine, Anne, was really and truly wound up, delivering a passionate lecture on Thoreau and his year at Walden Pond to a room full of 16-year-olds. She was on a serious roll.
Eyes blazing, cheeks flushed and waving her personal dog-eared paperback copy of Thoreau to the class, she knew every eye was riveted on her. This was one of those magic adrenaline-washed moments that we all dream of.
Time for the Big Finish. Voice ringing with emotion, she declared “Ladies and gentlemen, I will tell you that if Thoreau was in front of you right now, he would say ‘Throw off your fine designer clothes, grab your hoes and head for the woods.'”
It pretty much took her the rest of the hour to peel those kids off the walls.
Prepping these shots, I couldn’t help but think of Anne and those cast-off over-priced designer tee shirts she and Henry David Thoreau were railing against. Hard to say if the pine snakes from my last post are big fans of Thoreau or not, but they do cast off their fine garments from time to time.