A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Sunday, April 23, 2006

and now, a public service announcement from our Mother...

Oh beautiful, for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountains' majesties
Above the fruited plain,
America!
America!
God shed her grace on thee!
And crown thy good with brotherhood,
From sea to shining sea!

15 Comments:

At 4/23/06, 5:52 PM, Blogger graycie said...

Bravo! Well done.

 
At 4/23/06, 7:16 PM, Blogger Lone Pony said...

Beautiful! Thanks Ms. C!

 
At 4/23/06, 8:26 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Thanks! These are photos I took on our vacation this summer. Makes you really appreciate the wonderful world for which we have been entrusted to care.

 
At 4/23/06, 9:37 PM, Blogger Smithie said...

I actually hummed that very song at sunset at Red Rock Crossing in Sedona AZ, while alone after a hard bike ride. It may have been 4/22, who knows.
Tearful Sigh! Thanks.

 
At 4/24/06, 3:18 PM, Blogger NYC Educator said...

I'm sorely tempted to rain on your parade by mentioning politics. But I'll restrain myself.

Your photos are gorgeous, as is the song, as is the country.

 
At 4/24/06, 3:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz here from I Speak of Dreams.

Wonderful images -- and all by you! I am a notorious image-snatcher, having way too many from an ill-advised purchase of a master clips set.

 
At 4/24/06, 5:27 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

NYC- I did politics on the last post, so you wouldn't have been raining on anything. :-)

32% Baby!

 
At 4/24/06, 5:29 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Liz, I'm glad you liked them!

Smithie-- I wish I was biking there right now. It's beautiful there!

 
At 4/24/06, 9:40 PM, Blogger The MAN Fan Club said...

Awesome picture collage.

 
At 4/24/06, 9:41 PM, Blogger The MAN Fan Club said...

When network TV would go off the air in St. Louis I remember the Ray Charles version being played.

 
At 4/25/06, 5:25 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

You, know, MAN, our students would have NO idea what that means.

Old.... feeling old..... next thing we'll be reminiscing about the test patterns that came on at 3 am.

 
At 4/29/06, 10:28 PM, Blogger elementaryhistoryteacher said...

I've been busy this week and haven't logged on. I'm glad I decided to scroll on down. Absolutely beautiful.

 
At 4/30/06, 5:28 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

Thank you. And now, with the debate over the national anthem....

 
At 5/1/06, 10:49 PM, Blogger EdWonk said...

Absolutely beautiful. Living out here in the California desert, it's easy to forget what a beautiful and diverse country America is...

 
At 5/2/06, 9:45 PM, Blogger "Ms. Cornelius" said...

But the desert can absolutely be beautiful, too. Some of this was shot in the desert.

 

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