Sunday, February 2, 2014

Groundhogs Day - Spring Science is Coming Soon

Our little groundhog stepped out on the back deck, at noon today, to take a quick look around.  There were plenty of clouds, but not a shadow to be seen. So, he predicted an early spring.

Then, just to prove his point, he came inside, and jumped up into the windowsill to point out the flower beginning to blossom on the strange viney plant, that has been growing there since C brought home the seed, planted in a decorated paper cup, from VBS back in August.

C had told us at the time it was supposed to produce a purple flower, but up until today it had only been a vine.  Now, as if on cue, we have our first spring (or at least spring-ish) science project to work on... we try to identify what sort of flower we have.  Our first guess is a Montana Cornflower, a type of Bachelor Button.  We'll have to give it a few days to open completely, before we can be sure.

 After all, the groundhog predicted spring was coming soon - not that it was here already.

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Unknown said...

I a TRUSTING your little groundhog's prediction! :0)

Ticia said...

I wouldn't mind an early spring, it's cold here right now.

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

I hope groundhog was right, but we could really use some rain!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Natalie - Don't worry, it looks like he was a stinking little liar.