Saturday, January 2, 2010


01.02.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

Pansies (or violas, if you prefer) are a favorite winter annual it is much too hot and humid for them to survive in our Fl summers. The name comes from Middle French pensée, meaning thought and from Latin pensare, meaning to ponder. They were a favorite of my late Grandma Jeanie, whose pensive traits were often reflected in this sunny flower, and I'm always reminded of her when I see them.

Funny how sometimes images, stories or songs take you back to a long-forgotten memory...I know many of us try to create such 'memories' for our students and children. The connection of an emotion (hopefully, positive!) is often used effectively in learning environments, but I'm not so sure how many recognize the power of those potential connectors! Airport Rd & Davis Blvd, Naples, FL


  1. Hi again,
    Sorry to bother you again, but as a seasoned photo blogger, a piece of advice, please.
    Just a moment ago, I decided to follow @susanvg and just put a link from Flickr to my blog. However, you seem to be uploading the same captions in both places. What to do, what to do? I can't make up my mind. Are your Flickr set and your blog aimed at totally different people, perhaps? (I'm becoming quite a pain with my comments, aren't I? Once I get the hang of it, I promise to contribute more.)
    BTW, I'm 'rosipaw' at Flickr, but my real name is Sinikka.

  2. yellow flowers are so happy. They brightened my day. I also love pansies - they like our colder climate. I find I often plant flowers in the spring that evoke memories.
    I'm impressed that you are posting different images to your blog and to the daily shoot. I'm trying to do both, but will overlap when I can.