Tuesday, June 06, 2006

How to see



In those moments when we are still
And take the time to dig and peel
Away the leaves and touch the sod
We still find there the hand of God
A special thank you to my lovely Alex, for reminding me. Again.

12 comments:

Roland said...

Now to help my kids even further overcome their fear of bugs, I will show them this.

Thanks.

Nice poem, too.

Morgan said...

Thanks, Roland.

Our kids love insects, snakes, frogs, spiders - you name it.

You might want to get them one of those insect collectors where they can humanely "vaccum" up the insect and observe it before letting it go. That's a great little item for kids who are afraid to touch insects.

nicolaepadigone said...

isn't that a daddy long legs though?

Morgan said...

"isn't that a daddy long legs though?"

Yes, Dan, and I said the kids also loved spiders. I didn't say that was what she was holding in the picture. Daddy Longlegs are in their own separate order, Opilones I think.

Alex thought it was a spider when I let her hold it, but I pointed out it only had one body segment and fewer eyes.

thimscool said...

Your daughter looks like an angel.

Morgan said...

"Your daughter looks like an angel."

Thanks Luke. She's a very nice person.

Roland said...

Actually Morgan, we watched a video called Dr. Zed or something. He made his own bugsucker.

Jar, lid, two straws.
To simple for words and way cheaper.
We even have tadpoles in a jar right now. Later we will release frogs into the wild. :)

My kids mostly can't stand spiders. They play with those wonderful little asian beetles :(, ants, and some others, but we live in an urban area. Far less mosquitoes. (Hate those little vermin.)

My wife kisses toads also.
No, not me, real toads.
Sheesh!

Morgan said...

Roland, your kid rocks. That was an awesome post. And I've seen the plans for the homemade but catchers. You're right; it's more practical than getting one from the store.
Did you ever put those huge June bugs on string when you were a kid? We used to leash them and let them fly around. It was cool.

Taylor said...

Your Alex sounds like a lovely child. You ain't so bad yourself.

Did you ever put those huge June bugs on string when you were a kid? We used to leash them and let them fly around. It was cool.

That IS cool. We've got June bugs now. I'm going to do it tonight! Why should kids have all the fun!?

Taylor said...

Your Alex sounds like a lovely child. You ain't so bad yourself.

Did you ever put those huge June bugs on string when you were a kid? We used to leash them and let them fly around. It was cool.

That IS cool. We've got June bugs now. I'm going to do it tonight! Why should kids have all the fun!?

Taylor said...

Sorry, blogger is acting up again. I did not realize my comment got posted.

Roland said...

Actually, we didn't do it with June bugs, but my dad sprayed our lawn once and the huge amount of beetles that came up two days later was beyond belief.
My brother and I took colored pins and stuck them in the beetle's backs and had beetle wars.
Being boys, we were far less kind to our insectoid friends. I would probably go for beetle races now, and use non-toxic paint instead of pins.
Either my knuckles drag less than they used to, or I'm gaining in wisdom. Either way it's good for God's critters. :)