snail shells collected by odin and his cousin at a beach in wisconsin. a nice example of a logarithmic spiral which jacob bernoulli called “the marvelous spiral” and approximates the golden spiral. snail shells are just one of nature’s many examples.
it’s hard to believe that odin is approaching the end of The Kindergarten Years at school. he’s already super excited to start first grade but he’s also a little sad to be saying goodbye to his kindergarten teacher so he decided to give her a special little gift – a shell from the shores of maine that we collected on our vacation while possibly in search of jasper.
he quietly gave it to her after we walked to school and they exchanged a glance that made me quite sure she really appreciated the thoughtfulness of his sweet gesture.