in the yard we examine
one square foot
a dozen poppies
too many ants to count
one rusty matchbox car
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
I used to have students examine one square foot for a month, Diane, taking notes on changes, what was seen, etc. Your response to this beautiful painting captures a lovely moment and adding that car, long ago poignant memory I suspect. Hope all is going okay with you despite the crazy challenges.
A month is more than doable for the kids who are restricted to home; I'm sure the changes would be startling to kids who'd never thought to look before.
It’s amazing what you can see in a small space if you really look and your poem captures that. Linda, I love that assignment you gave!
When I was little, back when dinosaurs roamed, I lay on the ground and was fascinated by the industry of teeny little ants.