The Last Tulip Episode

No hope for the Tulips

No hope for the Tulips

The tulip experiment was rather a flop, and the girls are not planning to try indoor gardening any time soon, so long as the notoriously black thumbed human is involved.

Alternate amusement

Alternate amusement

…Opal thinks they should get their heads out of the dirt and look  higher up for amusement – there are plenty of pioneers to emulate…

Astronomical Flash Cards

Astronomical Flash Cards

…the girls have now decided to study the heavenly bodies.



This is an excellent excuse to put up the tent for the first time this year.  The girls plan to stay awake till after midnight looking for dust particles left by Halley’s Comet!

The 2015 Astronomy Calendar says for May:  Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 5 and the morning of the May 6. The nearly full moon will be a big problem this year blocking out all but the brightest meteors. If you are patient, you should still be able to catch a few good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky.



15 thoughts on “The Last Tulip Episode

  1. The girls should have more luck with indoor plants and you never know what you can see, while studying the skies through a telescope. .

  2. Our poor tulips opened their brave little selves, expecting to see the sun and instead, got a foot of snow dumped on them! So, outdoor tulips don’t always have an easier time of it, either! I look forward to seeing more of the Hitty girls’ adventures with star gazing. With their penchant for adventure, I wouldn’t be surprised if they decided to build a rocket ship to take a closer look! 🙂

    • Sorry about your tulips, how unfortunate…Agathe and Opal were inspired to look up when they read about a local Victoria Girl who inspired the most recent “Lottie” doll. They have borrowed Lottie’s telescope, flash cards and Famous Women Astronomers Chart…and are also hoping to borrow some of Lottie’s clothes…
      Click here for information about Lottie Dolls

      • Thanks so much for the link to the Lottie dolls- I am delighted to make their acquaintance. You are a fount of information, wisdom and knowledge! Thank you so much!

    • Hittys are excellent travel companions! They would love to try living on Mars – they fit into small spaces, need no specialised equipment, and would keep their humans amused and entertained. The Hitty’s favourite photographer could attest to that…bring on the adventure!

  3. Hope they see a lot of meteors! Our Hittys have a telescope like that too; they may have to venture out one night.

  4. what a wonderful telescope! The only meteor showers we have had any luck with were the Leonid whilst in Colorado. Better viewing due to low humidity I think. Hope the girls have good luck with their viewing.
    And the Lottie dolls are pretty special. The Country Hittys are really eyeing the super girl wardrobe…Madison thinks she would make a great superhero. Sorry about the tulips…I have never had much luck with the indoor bulbs.. And we will refrain from bragging on our outdoor tulips this spring.

    • It is a great telescope! The girls were quite fond of the garlic press/flashlight telescope, but this one is a bit more portable! I have two Lottie dolls, they are great, and I think we might have to see what the fossil hunter Lottie has to say!

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