Birth of a Flower

Close-up picture of the early stages of the blooming of a flower. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

Close-up picture of the flower in full bloom. It is a pleasant sight for sore eyes. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.
Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

“Much education today is monumentally ineffective.  All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.”John W. Gardner


4 thoughts on “Birth of a Flower”

  1. Good morning, Omar. I’m enjoying all your flowers as we are approaching winter and nothing is blooming. Although, we have unusually green grass at the moment, I’m sure it won’t last for long.

    1. Morning Barbara:

      Yes, winter is nice because of the soft white snow and cobalt skies. But the absence of color is something that I would miss if I lived in the Northern Hemisphere.

      I love brightly-colored flowers, what more can I say?

      Take Care,


  2. Morning Linda:

    Yes, I’m sorry to admit it, but education has gone sour in this country. I was a college professor for five years teaching Business Administration. I was horrified by the bad spelling of the students. Reading the exams was a nightmare; bad spelling, low-level vocabulary, confusing sentence construction, illegible writing and lack of general knowledge.

    And this is college education level. Even teachers couldn’t write well, dress appropriately, or even speak like an educator. For respect for my students I dressed in coat and tie, for every single class and never missed a class. Now the dress code is gone and absenteesm is high in our education centers—students and educators alike. After five years, I decided that enough was enough and said “no más, no más” and I quit.

    Yep, education has lost its luster.

    I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures. 🙂



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