Tuesday, April 23, 2013


..... even with seemingly never-ending days of gray, cold, fever-inducing weather..... I'd say this is definitely worth waiting for.... what a difference 2 weeks makes..... my husband's uncle had the chance to go back to Holland this weekend and capture this image...... planting a seed (or bulb in this case); patience, perseverance and faith pay-off in something truly beautiful.... a great metaphor for life.



The tulips make me want to paint,
Something about the way they drop
Their petals on the tabletop
And do not wilt so much as faint,

Something about their burnt-out hearts,
Something about their pallid stems
Wearing decay like diadems,
Parading finishes like starts,

Something about the way they twist
As if to catch the last applause,
And drink the moment through long straws,
And how, tomorrow, they’ll be missed.

The way they’re somehow getting clearer,
The tulips make me want to see
The tulips make the other me
(The backwards one who’s in the mirror,

The one who can’t tell left from right),
Glance now over the wrong shoulder
To watch them get a little older
And give themselves up to the light.
Source: Poetry (June 2009).


  1. My favorite flower...hands down. My beside table never looks as good no matter what I put on it the rest of the year as it does when tulips are in bloom. :)

  2. That is stunning! Ours are just starting to bloom, I'm keeping my fingers crossed they've been buried under snow so many times this spring. :)

  3. Oh my, that's incredibly beautiful! Fields of tulips! I'm in love.


Thanks for sharing!