What, after all, do parents owe their young that is more important than a warm and trusting connection to the Earth that accounts for our evolutionary history?
Theodore RoszakThe Voice of the Earth
I just took this photograph.
No photograph, of course, can do justice to a flower.
If a child learns about crocuses from a picture, that child will know what a picture allows it to know.
No more. No less.
If a child truly knows a crocus, as a crocus, then that child's heart might dance a few decades from now, when he sees the first blooming crocus marking winter's near end, even though he's at an age where boundless promises of what will be give way to entropy and age.
If a parent cannot do this, maybe a teacher can.