Friday, March 27, 2015
The violet bloom resembles the crocus that some people like to grow. The single bloom here and there sometimes doesn't do very well outside. Our snow and ice can take them out quickly. This violet seems to really like the new spring light that comes in through the dining room window.
The guy that I subbed for yesterday is a married young man with one child who likes lots of color. These fake flowers sit in his window. He also has a few more bouquets, also fake, sitting around the room. He was a basketball major and is very tall compared to me. It is interesting to see how he has placed things like this in his room and has great bulletin boards. He posts drawings that the students have drawn in special places for everyone to see. He has one sign with directions for a 6th and 7th grade classes. Don't touch each other. Don't touch Mr. T. stuff. and Don't touch the sun.
Photo a Day blog yesterday. The blooms were at school. I really have always been fascinated with daffodils. When I was a kid on the farm I was the one to go to the well to pump buckets for drinking water. Out by the well a former owner farm women had planted daffodils. Back then I thought they were magical like the ones you see in fairy story books. There were a few tulips that came up also and one parrot tulip.
What was special about this garden was they came up among a very grassy area and would bloom before the orchard grass would have pushed up through the soil. My mom and dad had also planted a flowering crab apple tree that the bees would hover over all in spring getting honey from the hundreds of blooms on the tree. Some years we would make jelly with the small apples.
I am taking the day off today from working at school and using the day to rest. We are going to meet at the Mississippi River to see our kids and our grandson. Maybe we can get some new photos of the grandson and also get out to the river. The trees are not really leafing out yet so it is not that good looking around here yet. Thanks for stopping by today.