Not quite sure where June went, but I am loving the month of July. Summer allows me to do lots of things I just can't squeeze in during the school year....reading more than 1 book a a time, long walks, random photo shoots of my garden, and just being outside :) .
Here are some of my fave Summer Delights as of now.... Enjoy the day! xoxo Michelle :)
The 2011 summer garden is in full swing. Here are a few before/after shots of a couple areas. I think I am going to start harvesting some of the kale and collards to freeze today. It my be hot out, but I love kale soup :) .
Downloaded this one from amazon.com for the kindle app on the ipad. So far so good. Thanks to my friend/yoga teacher Courtney for the great recommendation.
Find more informatio about the book and auther at this link: http://www.kathrynstockett.com/
Tara Sophia Mohr - Wise Living
My new favorite blog this summer.
Tara's ideas and advice are truly inspirational and real.... especially for women and yoginis :) .
Check it out at http://www.taramohr.com/blog/
i have lived in michigan my entire life. i sometimes get an itch to relocate elsewhere. not quite sure what triggers this itch...curiosity? age? boredom? deep down i am confident the courage i will need to move away will also bring me back to the mitten in the long run . these peninsulas offer endless nooks and crannies to explore. your jaw will drop at first sight of a crisp fresh lake in our water wonderland.
these images are all fresh in my head as i return from a 4 day camping trip at ludington state park. i highly recommend visiting this park in the spring. i was blessed with the shores of lake michigan all to myself for the last 3 mornings. the wildlife is abundant and the sand is soft. the waves put me in a trance as the wind added a little rosiness to my cheeks.
these pictures and feelings = pure michigan enjoy :)
Snowflakes on my window
Evolution is the new topic we will explore in my biology class this week. Tough topic to throw at teenagers. It is very difficult to grasp hundreds, thousands, millions, and billions of years. I often use a great analogy my father has shared with me..."In comparison to the size of the earth, amount of species on earth, or age of the earth, our life is like a grain of sand on a beach or a snowflake in a pile of snow. Yes, each individual is so unique and important, but yet so tiny and insignificant at the same time." Really makes you think :).
I aim for my students to understand the basics of evolution according to the Biology Benchmarks for the State of Michigan. This will give them a good foundation to form their own opinions on the topic. It is difficult to explain and validate this topic when there are many non-believers. I am sure they will have many opinions and hopefully these will too evolve throughout their life.
With that thought, I am sure this site will continue to evolve... starting today with a few tab changes and a focus on this blog. I listened to a great podcast (as always) by Kimberly Wilson. Been listening to her podcast for years... so great! Her guest this week, Leela Cyd, was wonderful and has inspired me to post more pictures on here... I love photography so why not share it.
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