The fleeting few days of lime green, before the leaves grow and turn darker, creating an evenly coloured landscape. Precious days of wonder!
Archive for April, 2011
Attending a further training course at the university of Helsinki. Typical modern campus with square building, and straight lines and lots of glass walls. And the inevitable stairs to climb up, symbolically towards more and more knowledge and understanding.
Striking sunset tonight. The sun like a fireball falling through the blanket of clouds, colouring the sky in warm hues of orange, red and brown.
Somehow the scene looks religious, or a rather stereotypical romantic backdrop to type a twee poem on. Yet, it was what I witnessed with my own eyes, very real, and captivating. A good ending for a good day.
And best of all – this picture was taken at 8.30 pm, and the sun was still quite high – the clouds misleadingly look like the horizon.
The first tiny buds have appeared on a spiraea bush in the corner of our garden. A miracle every year! I could sit out on the patio for ages, just breathing in the rapidly advancing spring with all my senses.
It’s as though new life has been patiently waiting for the conducive enough circumstances all through winter, to suddenly get triggered into amazingly fast growth. I wish I could provide the right environment and push for my students’ learning more often! Especially this time of the year, only a month of the school year left, there are many wilted plants in the classrooms – teachers included.