Our creeping lily classroom plant rarely blooms. When it does, the blossom only lasts one day. Today we discovered three blossoms.
Outdoors was a winter wonderland of ice on the trees. It shimmered and glistened. We felt like we were in a fairyland.
“The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.” -Albert Einstein-
I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about.
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Thanks, Ritu. It is a rare day that we get both a bloom (or three!) and a fairyland of ice, both in the same day. 😀
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What a beautiful flower. So nice to have natural beauty inside and the special beauty of the season outside your door. I hope these children appreciate four seasons.
I have wondered if flowers that rarely bloom and only last for a day are more beautiful. I think they do appreciate the four seasons! Thank you, Dan.
That is such a pretty lily! Too bad its bloom is so short. All the more precious, I suppose.
All the more precious and beautiful, with a short bloom.
Who says winter is barren?
A very pretty flower, Jennie. Your world is so barren and cold looking. It never looks like this in South Africa.
Thank you, Robbie. February is a tough month for many up here. Bleak and barren and cold. So when beauty shows up in ice or snow, it is welcome!
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It’s good to always be surprised by the gifts of nature around us. Beautiful!
Well said, Norah. Thank you!
My pleasure, Jennie. 🙂
Bare branches covered in snow or frost are one of my favourite memories..something I don’t see here and those beautiful Lilies…A perfect scene 🙂 x
I’m glad this brought you a favorite memory, Carol. Thank you! 🙂
Thank you, Jennie..Enjoy your weekend 🙂 x
You are welcome, Carol. Happy weekend. 🙂
Awww! These photos are beautiful! I love lilies. And the snow on the trees–so beautiful!
One-day lilly blooms: Often beauty is fleeting – another lesson in the (he)art of ‘seeing’ and being in the moment.
Yes, indeed, Laura. Well said!
Jennie, this is beautiful!
Thank you, Charles!
Jennie, you are very welcome!
Jennie, an Instagram friend wrote, ‘Enjoy Winter’ and it made me think that despite the harshness if it, Winter has so much nature to enjoy. And we should! Thanks for the reminder.
I think your Instagram friend is absolutely right. There is much beauty in winter.
To take the time to let the children soak up the wonders of nature both inside and out is a gift in itself. I’ve never seen that kind of plant. Beautiful.
I feel exactly the same way you do about nature. The plant leaves look common, but the bloom is small and spectacular. Thank you, Marlene.
Lovely shots of the creeping lily and the outdoor winter wonders. It does look like a fairyland, and maybe you will have a few more days like those 🙂
Thank you, Mabel. I think we may very well have another few.
beautiful winter pictures and I love the Einstein quote.
Thank you, Michele. 🙂
This is so spiritual because nature is reflective on both the outer life (the environment) and our inner life (our spiritual relationship with nature).❤❤❤❤❤
Yes, it truly is!
Amazing! Think the children were happy to see.
Yes, they were happy to see, Michael!
How lovely! Precious little beauties! 😊
Thank you, Sarah! 🙂
Great photos and quote. Thank you Jennie.