Posted by: bwoof | March 2, 2010

“Quercus Virginiana”

If you visit Rice University, a very beautiful campus, then you’ll not be able to miss the many mature “live oak” trees which line all the streets and grace every walkway.

The IB participants at our workshops come from all over North America and I didn’t hear of even one of us who could tell us anything about the trees, but thankfully, in true arboretum fashion, someone had placed memorial bronze plaques on a couple of very old and large specimans which solved the mystery. Indeed, these are evergreen trees, more like rhododendrons than anything.  I’d never heard of them before, and won’t soon forget them.  I love trees…and thank my dad and grandpa for having instilled in me a curiosity about these sorts of things in the first place.

Grateful for:

  • home sweet home
  • good conversations with other Canadian educators even though we were in the deep south where values are oh so different

Curious about:

  • Obama and his health plan and how things will turn out

 

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