Monday, February 28, 2011


02.28.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

Even though I ran all the way down to the beach, I missed the setting of today's sun. With no clouds plus a hazy sky, there is only a hued essence of what could have been. That doesn't seem to bother the evening pedestrians or the congregated gulls -- or me! Though this is not photographically a good shot (it is from my iPhone after all), the water and sand offer a relaxing respite for humans and birds alike.

Having a level of comfort, without stress and negative pressure can set the stage for effective learning. As educators we often try to minimize the discomfort of our students being in new situations. In the process, we build rapport and trust - a foundation for coping with those inevitable chaotic times when we must leave the 'comfort zone'. For now, though, at the end of the day, the focus is on the serenity. 3rd Ave N & Gulf of Mexico, Naples, FL


  1. A lovely image! So calm and relaxing. Beautiful colour in the sky as well.

  2. Sometimes the subdued hues are necessary - relaxing, restful - a great way to end the day.

  3. Looks like a great place to take a leisurely walk at the end of the day.