For science class yesterday, I sent the children outside to see if there were any signs of spring, mostly because I am really tired of winter and needed the encouragement. What they found did not disappoint.
First up, shrinking piles of snow from the plow.
|The biggest pile left will be gone today, I'm sure.|
Then were the various green things popping up. They had to rake leaves away to find most of these.
|The irises Grandma and Grandpa planted a couple of years ago|
|The tulips on the side of the house that have needed dividing for years|
They also found some swelling buds.
And best of all, the one thing they dragged me out of the house for, the one that had them all giddy and in giggles. . .
Announcing. . .
THE FIRST FLOWER OF SPRING!
|A most welcome crocus|
I think they all deserve an "A" for this science assignment.