May 2, 2012

When I was younger,
I believed that tulips
were boring flowers.

In retrospect,
I don't know what I was thinking.

Tulips are amazing!

I am continuously delighted
by their
seemingly endless
range of colors
(there is a shade for everyone).
They can be striped,
or marbled
or delicately ombre,
with edges rounded,
or ruffled.
Some are petite as a teacup,
others as large as a globe of wine.
Still others
hold surprises within
where veins of blue
or a burst of glowing white
contrast the color of their petals.

I am sorry I ever thought ill of you.



  1. I love tulips! These are gorgeous. Did you visit an actual tulip farm?

  2. These are beautiful! I love the yellow and the pinks! ♥

  3. @Daniella: Several! The valley up north of where I live holds a "Tulip Festival" each year because so many of the farms there are in bloom. The tulips go on for miles. :)

  4. One day I want to visit a tulip festival like this. Thank you for sharing such beautiful photos!

  5. I used to think tulips were awful, too. I used to think they were boring and uniform and uninteresting. Then my friend once gave me a bunch (they are her favourites) and all of a sudden I realised their beauty and now I can't get enough of them. I think they are so beautiful.

  6. they have always been my favorite. :) these are so lovely!

  7. That's funny, I used to feel like tulips were harsh, I didn't like them either. Now though, I wait for them. Beautiful all those pinks together.