Saturday, March 28, 2015

NONNIE'S HAIKU: Black-capped Chickadee

My Haiku: Black-capped Chickadee
inspiration: Santoka Taneda’s The Dragon Flies

the dragon flies   
perch on my kasa   
as I walk along

my haiku:

exquisite wee bird
so stylish in grey & white
& elegant black 

more haikus at
Rebecca's Haiku My Heart


Hoosier Quote:
“The deeper I delve into natural science 
the easier it is to see that every created thing has its use…
and that upon nature keeping her own balance 
depend the security of the whole.”
~Gene Stratton-Porter~

Thursday, March 26, 2015

NONNIE'S CARPE DIEM HAIKU: Experience and Education

certified teacher
sustained education
by colleagues & pupils
other haikus
at Kristjaan's 

My partner teacher at my last school introduced me to Workshop Way® and its philosophy created by Sister Grace Pilon. Armed with a summer workshop learning the philosophy, I set about initiating the program in my classroom that fall. The children developed independence in learning and I, the teacher, had time to work with small groups for further instruction and practice in concepts not understood.  The end result was I became a more accepting teacher for each child, and that in turn, made them accepting of each other.  I wish that all teachers could be introduced to this philosophy during their college years.

Hoosier Quote:
“What education does is to make a tool of every faculty-
how to open it, how to keep it sharp, 
and how to apply it to all practical purposes.”
~Henry Ward Beecher~ 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


groc’ries, toys, OTC meds…
and more-CVS

linking to
Lesley's Signs, Signs

Hoosier Quote:
“No matter who reigns, the merchant reigns.”
~Henry Ward Beecher~

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: K is for King Cake

Fat Tuesday’s sumptuous…
extravagant indulgence-
colorful King Cake 

the following day
commencement of Lent's season
seeking saintly growth

linked to ABC Wednesday
created by Mrs. Nesbitt
maintained by the expert hands 
of Roger
and hosted this week by Trubes

Hoosier Quote:
“To err is human, but to admit isn’t.”
~Edgar W. Howe~

Monday, March 23, 2015

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: Thunderous Weeping

beleaguered, the sky  
weeps in thunderous timbres
disturbing my peace

linking for the first time

Hoosier Quote:
"Noise: A stench in the ear...
the chief product and authenticating sign of civilization."
~Ambrose Bierce~

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Our Inspiration from Santoka Taneda:

soaking wet
I can’t read the letters  
on the signpost

my haiku:
wherein lies my path?
 no signposts to show the way
or is there?

  my life in His hands

note about the photo of me- I had chapped lips, but
being an obedient child, I tried to smile.

linked to
hosted this weekend 
by Paloma from Blog It or Lose It

Hoosier Quote:
“Life is a series of relapses and recoveries.”
~George Ade~

Saturday, March 21, 2015

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: Shadow of Bare Tree

outstretching branches
beseeching for renewed life 
oh where are you, Spring?

more shadows on
our hosts:
Chubskulit Rose
Gemma Wiseman
Magical Mystical Teacher

Hoosier Quote:
“Barometer: An ingenious instrument that indicates 
what kind of weather we are having.”
~Ambrose Bierce~