Tulips: SOL23 Day 28

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.

6 thoughts on “Tulips: SOL23 Day 28

  1. margaretsmn

    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.

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  3. mbhmaine

    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 🙂


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