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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
and Kristjaan's CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI
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~

NONNIE'S CARPE DIEM HAIKU: Experience and Education

certified teacher sustained education by colleagues & pupils other haikus at Kristjaan's  CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI














My partner teacher at my last school introduced me toWorkshop 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~ 

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: CVS Sign

pharmacy/drugstore… 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~


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 toABC 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~

NONNIE'S PHOTO A DAY: Thunderous Weeping

beleaguered, the sky   weeps in thunderous timbres disturbing my peace
linking for the first time to HAIKU HORIZONS

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


NONNIE'S CARPE DIEM: Signposts

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 Kristjaan's  CARPE DIEM hosted this weekend  by Paloma from Blog It or Lose It


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