Thursday, August 13, 2009


AUG132009, originally uploaded by colemama.

Luckily this beautifully symmetrical butterfly did not flit away before the shutter clicked. Sometimes I'm amazed at how cooperative nature can be...especially since I had to hurriedly break off a conversation to walk quickly, but quietly, to capture this photo opportunity! Then again, maybe this butterfly knew its own 'star power' and was willing to share it! Perhaps it was aware that its natural talent of showing off its patterned beauty was delightful to the photographer! How often do we overlook the natural talents of others because we are looking for something else? In education, we often espouse individual differences, but observation points more towards standardization. How can we better recognize and facilitate the development of our students' own personalized gifts to the world? Garden of Hope and Courage, Naples, FL

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