A Tulip Profile

I gave a lesson on Earth Day with the kindergarten yesterday. I read a book with lovely metaphors called Mother Earth. I tried not to get too passionate when discussing endangered animals and pollution because I made a second-grader cry last year. Today I gave them recycled shopping bags made of plastic bottles to decorate with Earth Day logos. While painting, they kept talking about their “Mother,” but one very intelligent Bulgarian boy emphatically said, “It just doesn’t make any sense!” Oh well, so much for figurative language.

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2011.

Quote of the Day for YOUOnly when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.  ~Cree Indian Proverb


12 thoughts on “A Tulip Profile

  1. Such gorgeous tulips. You take the most exquisite photos!
    This is the 2nd objection I read in a blog today about how some are not too keen on the term Mother Earth… I’m not sure why it is bothersome as it seems like the perfect way to describe her… 🙂

  2. I love all of your flower photos. I think it is great when you teach children with passion, because it is with passion that we can change the world.


  3. beautiful photos! and I agree with the kid. Figurative language is confusing when already so many questions are unanswered at age 6 🙂 Loving your photos and writing btw

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