- Saturday morning
- Temperature is 10 degrees feels like -2
- Wind is 9 mph
I was re reading a journal from 2011 this morning and thinking about my blogs. The journal I was reading was the start of my blogging. Not this blog but one for students on wild gardens. Here is where you can find the first post. (It is a blog that is still out there but I visit it only once in awhile now. Not sure what to do with it. That is another post – what do you do with old blogs or changing blogs?)
The first idea for a post hand written in my notebook was wondering about spring and here I am wondering about spring again knowing we have a snow storm watch for tomorrow.
This possible post was full of questions that could lead to writing ideas and then to writing poems. An idea for students in this pre spring moment –
- when does spring come to the garden?
- what does it look like?
- what does it smell like?
- what does it feel like?
- what does it sound like?
Spring comes when there is
water running down hill
black mud squishing under my feet
ice floating down the creek
vinca leaves green against the snow
green shoots coming out of the ground
pussy willows puffing up at the tips of branches
fire used to burn off the dead wood of fallen trees
the heat of skunk cabbage melting snow
crinkly leaves still hanging on to the witch hazel tree
three green wood ferns flat against the ground waiting to spring up
brown fallen leaves decaying into the mud
A garden waking up from a long winters rest
What does spring look and feel like to you or your students? Try a quick write developing your observation skills and your senses!
Happy Writing for day 11!