I love tulips! They seem to scream spring. Thank goodness that our local Trader Joe’s offers these seasonal blooms for a reasonable price.
On Sunday I bought a bouquet of yellow blooms to take into the classroom. Since I had planned a project where my students would draw and paint a tulip still life, a splurge of bright yellow flowers seemed just right. And add to the equation that it is parent conference week, I couldn’t not buy them, right?
So now they are sitting in a mason jar on the table in the classroom. When I walked in this morning, the first thing I noticed is that they had changed since I left yesterday. Tulips seem to dance and sway, even as they sit in a vase with no wind around at all. I love to watch the blossoms open, becoming rounder and more dynamic.
I’m enjoying these little bits of sunshine as I teach and as I talk with parents. And with rain expected tomorrow, I’m thinking I will appreciate them even more. Two days of sunshine and warm weather are teasing thoughts of spring…and with spring break just a few days away, spring is on the brain.
So why do I feel the need to justify the purchase of a bouquet of tulips? I don’t hesitate to splurge on a latte now and then. I think I need to treat myself to a few more flowers–maybe especially for the classroom–to bring that spring feeling inside and to make each day feel more special and more festive.
“Little bits of sunshine” indeed! They certainly brighten the space and offer slicing inspiration. Good luck making it to Spring Break!
When I buy flowers at the grocery store I consider I am rescuing them. Who else will buy them and enjoy them? I wonder how many die in the middle of the aisle. I’m sure those bright shining tulip faces light up your room.
Love your approach! I may have to rescue some blooms more frequently! 😉
I love tulips and agree, TJ’s has them at such a reasonable price!
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Trader Joe’s is the best for reasonably priced flowers, but even my local grocery store offers a bouquet of tulips for about $7! I love the dynamic nature of tulips and they’re my go-to spring flower splurge. I hadn’t thought of bringing them into the classroom, though, and I love that on so many levels. I suspect I’ll arrive at work on Monday with flowers in hand 🙂