spi·ral – winding in a continuous and gradually widening (or tightening) curve, either around a central point on a flat plane or about an axis so as to form a cone
The Explorers were making spiral after spiral as part of a spring art project in our classroom. As part of my preparation for the appearance of spirals inside the classroom and outside on the trails, I looked up the definition. Someone was going to ask me, “What’s a spiral?” I wanted to be ready with Webster’s answer. In the spring we have fun making spirals and looking for spirals. One of my favorite parts of my job is to hike down the blue trail and find out if the ferns have started doing their thing – “their thing” being to emerge from the ground in a tight spiral and then unwind to greet the sun. Here is a sampling of this year’s spring spirals.