Friday, April 18, 2008
don't forget to smell the roses
it has been raining for the last few days, but today the weather cleared. the sun shone brightly. it felt positively glorious. after my last class this afternoon, i took out my camera and took a few pictures of the popping flowers all over campus. i ran into a few of my students along the way...the two students below walked me all the way home. amidst our chatting we taught each other the names of different flowers in our native tongues. i stopped numerous times to "smell the roses" and at first they just laughed and stood by watching. by the end of our walk, they were stopping to appreciate the fragrance of the lilacs and azaleas...the cherry blossoms and the jasmine. when we parted ways one student said to me, "teacher you really like flowers, don't you!?"lilacsbeautiful blossomsazaleas galore!brilliant!