Tuesday, August 7, 2012


08.07.12 by colemama
08.07.12, a photo by colemama on Flickr.

Green remains the primary color this summer for both palm scrub and pine needles - both are pretty drought tolerant which is vital despite the oft swampy conditions. In fact, their versatility allows them the hardiness to survive. Did you note the buckled strap angled from the trunk trying its best to camouflage (?) - wondering if it was meant to be an artificial support for the pine...or perhaps it is leftover from a homeless person's camp...or?

As we consider the basic, as well as enhanced, skills/knowledge needed for success in schools (and ultimately, life), I think about the messages from nature that are sometimes ignored - the need for flexibility, the ability to cope in varying conditions, and the recognition/rewards of interdependence. Perhaps these are expectations of home education and parenting, but sometimes I wonder if our institutions even appreciate them. Livingston Rd & Golden Gate Pkwy, Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. I love the spiky fronds looking up and the needles looking down.

    As to education - no, I don't think our institutions appreciate the needs for flexibility and interdependence. It goes against the top down dictates that are happening more and more in education.