Latest Guides


Waverly School: Earth’s Eye

Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | 11:17 pm

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.” ~Thomas Fuller, 1732

Maybe Eli (dad of Hannah, 1st grade) was thinking along these lines last summer, when he decided to adopt our poor, forlorn, empty farm pond. Eli single-handedly hauled several tons (literally) of rock, concrete and brick out of the pond, removed the old liner, smoothed out the bottom, and added a layer of sand and a new, sturdy liner. Then, we turned the pond over to the Purple Pelicans, who, in light of their “Coastlines and Communities” theme built us a new coastline of cattails, papyrus and water lilies. The pond is back, and already it is a magical and serene spot.

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ~Henry David Thoreau (King of the pond, after all)

Thank you, Eli, for giving us the benefit of your hard labor. The children are drawn to our pond like a magnet– watching, studying, and wondering. Gazing into earth’s eye. –Barbara Ayers, Farm Manager

Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.

Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m.

Make a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *