arrive at work in the dark
leave work in the light
go to get in your car
noticing that you’ve parked
in front of a cool old rusty thing and a bone
and you wonder what the story is.
“to respect a mystery is to make way for the answer.”
― criss jami
kinder in their natural habitat capturing the ever-elusive giant stick
“live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink,
taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the Earth.”
-henry david thoreau
“what does our word say?!!”
(two kinder working together in my multi-age classroom, one older, one younger)
“learning is creation, not consumption.
knowledge is not something a learner absorbs,
but something a learner creates.”
The longest road in the world to walk is from Cape Town (South Africa) to Magadan (Russia).
No need for planes or boats, there are bridges.
It’s 22,387 km and it takes 4,492 hours to run it.
It would be 187 days walking non-stop, or 561 days walking 8 hours a day.
The route passes through 17 countries, six time zones and all seasons of the year.
“all walking is discovery, on foot we take the time to see things whole.”
*Harold “Hal” Glen Borland was an American author, journalist and naturalist. In addition to writing many non-fiction and fiction books about the outdoors, he was a staff writer and editorialist for The New Yorker.
credits: united humanists
surprising how frogs can be found most everywhere, each of them unique.
“you can’t tell by the look of a frog how far they’ll jump.”
kinder frame the natural beauty found around them
“if you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.”
-laura ingalls wilder
another delightful discovery
“nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.”
a collection of treasured magic crystals found a frosty playground
“every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal,
a moment of time is related to the whole,
and partakes of the perfection of the whole.”
-ralph waldo emerson
wondering who in the woods calls this fallen log, ‘home’
“there is something in the trees awaiting discovery.”
– steven magee
we found our way in and out of the corn maze
by following the grandies through the rows and fields
then found hot air balloons
followed their colors
past the moon and the trees
saw their beautiful flight and landing
all on an afternoon spent among things raised from the earth.
“imagination is to love what gas is to the balloon-that which raises it from earth.”
– letitia elizabeth landon