There’s a book we found at the library that we love. Looking forward to reading it together again tomorrow: That’s Not a Daffodil by Elizabeth Honey. Seated by a pot of Daffodils, hyacinth and clover, we followed along with Tom and tried to imagine this onion, at each stage, transforming into a Daffodil.
In the end, Tom’s bulb grew into a golden trumpet, but he makes it just as exciting to check on a small green beak or five green fingers.
We were lucky to head outside and see some Daffodil “beaks,” and also some Snowbells, Robins, and frozen tracks in the mud.
Another book, Paperwhite, helped us revisit some memories. In the Fall we planted our bulbs together, and in the winter we watched paperwhites grow too.
Remember when we planted bulbs outside with our trowels? Can you believe they have been under the snow and ice all this time? What do you think they will look like tomorrow? What other surprises will we see?
Seems like starting indoors is easier in this cooler weather, and Ms. Liz will join us with a craft!. Thanks for coming out with your warm clothes for a little hike after our classroom time. Tomorrow weather.gov predicts for Cos Cob: A chance of showers after 3pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 41. Wind chill values between 25 and 35. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
These bulbs were generously donated by the Greenwich Daffodil Society. Mark your calendars:
Greenwich Daffodil Society Show On April 22 and 23 at Christ Church Greenwich, 254 East Putnam Ave., the Greenwich Daffodil Society is hosting its 57th annual Connecticut Daffodil Show. Show hours: 1:30 to 6 p.m. April 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23. Awards ceremony and tea at 4 p.m. Free admission. Entries accepted from 1 to 7 p.m. April 21 and 7 to 10 a.m. April 22. For more information and categories, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will take/submit some photos on behalf of the Mushrooms, and you can too – more details to follow.