Thursday, May 6, 2010

Ouside: Mrs. Menyhart's Wisteria

Mrs. Menyhart was my algebra teacher, and subsequently my algebra 2 teacher back in junior high. I have many many memories of her giving me that look that always accompanied something about "showing my work" as it pertained to my algebra homework. I'm right-brained, what can I say, I intuitively guessed the answer most of the time, and worked the problem backwards to prove myself right or wrong...

In the third grade when we had math tests I actually used to just do the problems that I liked the look of regardless of what order they happened to occur on the test. This was not to the delight of my teacher, of course, but hey, I was 8, and that was what came naturally. I've always had a curious relationship with math...

I seem to have gone off on a math tangent, which I'm sure is also a math pun. Anyway, Mrs. Menyhart was always the most delightful teacher, oh, and that she's British and has the accent certainly upped the charm factor. All these years later she's still delightful & she has a very lovely yard with lots of lovely flowers.

So, no, this is not my wisteria, it's hers, and she was kind enough to let me photograph it. What can I say — I like beautiful things and purple happens to be my favorite color. That and wisteria has the most wonderful scent, which obviously can't be expressed through the computer...












10 comments:

slommler said...

Beautiful! I had a curious relationship with math too...non-existent. HA!
Hugs
SueAnn

Diana said...

This reminds me of when I used to pick flowers from my neighbor's yard and she'd yell at me all the time. As I got older, she'd let me play in her garden and eventually send over the same flowers I'd pick when I was little.
Your teacher has such a sweet garden.

Angie said...

A lovely post.

Barb said...

Somehow, it's wonderful to me that you still like your Jr High Math teacher. The wisteria are a great bonus!

Lara Lewis said...

what a beautiful wisteria! my mother grew one of those at our old home...it was so magical to sit beneath it with the blooms hanging down like clusters of grapes. lovely pics!

Luzia said...

A nice portrait of the wisteria! Greetings from Luzia.

Rachel Q. said...

Beautiful! I've never seen wisteria up close like this - thanks! :)

cabin + cub said...

oh those are gorgeous and so lush! hope you have a wonderful weekend! ;)

Bird Girl said...

Mrs. Menyhart must have been a great teacher. I too, am right brained and have a curious relationship with math (I HATE it )! You made me laugh right out loud when you said you picked the problems that looked good to do first (I remember doing that myself and never thought anyone else did it)! I bet your teacher got Mrs. 'Meany-heart' - haha.
I'm glad you liked her and remember her still with fondness and she didn't make you count the wisteria petals ;-) You did a great job showing them off!

My Life Under the Bus said...

You've got all my fav. flowers !!!