You may not fully realize this, but a pesticide free environment produces many beautiful by-products. Our campus is adorned with specimens that are simply breathtaking. I never believe the number of small, intricately designed creations that exist, until I work outside. Sometimes I simply cannot work because I am so mesmerized by the beauty I find in nature.
This beautiful butterfly specimen, or speciwoman, we don’t know, reminds me of many wonderful teachers I have known over the years – beautiful and a little worse for the wear. The brave are always battered. The scars they bear are the medals they wear. And yes, they are for courage and being there for your child, far and above the call of duty. I am reminded of the quote: “God will examine your life not for medals, diplomas or degrees, but for battle scars. What nobler medal of honor could any Godly person seek than the scars of service.”
You may want to thank a teacher, if you can find one still able to walk and speak coherently.
Our landscaping friends and neighbors at the Color Ranch, just down the road from us, have truly performed miracles. I include photos of their recent work at the school. Our heartfelt thanks to Janis Gish, pictured left, and her wonderful staff, who are responsible for the many improvements. I highly recommend the Color Ranch for your landscaping needs.
The photo of our two bird friends reminds me of, “With this ring I thee take” as they argue over seed we provide. And I thought you may want to see another new bird bath, very popular with the winged types. Now, if I can just keep the children out.
And I snapped a photo of a particularly beautiful specimen of what I believe is a Colored Bunting. What do you think?
And finally, I challenge you to find a more beautiful work of art in the Modern Art Museum (a favorite destination of our students) than the moth photographed by our son, Alex, on the back deck of the school. If you study this beauty carefully, you may see what I am saying.
I am simply stunned by the beauty all around.
Try to take some time with your child to admire the magnificence of life. Perhaps we never left the Garden of Eden. Mankind just sprayed insecticides all over the place and destroyed the evidence.