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I’m getting an education too

June 1st, 2004 · No Comments

You will soon discover it is you, not your children, who is being educated.

— Chris and Ellyn Davis, I Saw the Angel in the Marble page 75

I didn’t know that cockle shells have muscle scars. I didn’t know that woodchuck burrows have toilet chambers. I learn something new every day. One of the many reasons why I enjoy teaching my kids.

A week or two ago, we did an experiment involving salt and evaporation. The girls mixed salt and water together in a bowl and then placed the solution outside on a sunny day. After a few days, crystals covered the bowl.

However, when I tried to take a picture of the salt crystals, I learned something new.

Here’s the photo without flash.


But it seemed a bit fuzzy to me. I wanted something with more clarity.
So I tried using the flash.


In retrospect, I should have realized what would happen when bouncing a flash off of myriad crystals. Hey, I’m getting an education too….

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