Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spring Arrives at Pilot Mountain School

The old "in like a lion, out like a lamb" adage is a little out of kilter this month. Outside the wind roars like the lion it pretends to be and it's already April.

Still, there is a glimmer of spring. Thank you Judy Brittain for this picture of spring breaking out at Pilot Mountain School.
This was taken in the back of the school, a sight not many people are privileged to view. In the distance are the South Mountains that the children saw every day, the soft, rolling ridge of what they called "humps, knobs and tops."

Each morning back in the 1940's, the classes would line up outside to march in. The door they entered is obscured by the tree, but it is still there on the left. The principal would greet the children and give a little pep talk about doing their best. Then she would sweep her arm toward those mountains and say, "Breathe that fresh mountain air." They would. Every day. And they still remember to breathe that fresh mountain air in appreciation.

Don't you wish you could be right there, right now, in this moment?

Catch of the day,


1 comment:

  1. great picture of the flowers and the school. yes, I can smell the air!