Friday, February 16, 2018

Tulips in Winter

 Last Thursday these gorgeous pink tulips
posed for me in the garden for tea.
Now this week they took on another role
with most of the stems cut off.
They had grown so long something needed to be done.
Cutting off much of their stems and all of their leaves,
I placed them in a bowl where they could again shine
and take on a different role.
Tulips are a metaphor for life.
They continue to grow even when cut down.
They open and flourish in the light.
Each step of the way they shine and delight.
And then as they wither and die,
they take on a different spirit and fly with the wind.
They retain their beauty each step of the way.
Happy Weekend, dear friends!

8 comments:

Louca por porcelana said...

Beautiful and sweet pics!

wisps of words said...

Lovely post, in every way...

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! I love pink tulips. Well, honestly, I love tulips! All colors. Thanks for sharing yours.
~Adrienne~

Red Rose Alley said...

Tulips are a sturdy flower. I love seeing them when Spring arrives. They look pretty sitting on your table. I've never seen them cut like that and placed in a bowl.

Have a peaceful weekend.

~Sheri

Jeanie said...

So lovely in the shallow bowl, Marilyn. I love them!

Mary said...

I adore tulips and am always amazed at how they continue to grow in water!
The pink is beautiful.
Even though I planted late blooming tulips for this year I'm concerned they will bloom whilst we're away in March if the weather stays this warm. I will be sad if I miss them - plus the squirrels might bite off the heads as they often do with me not here to run them off!!!!

Ruth W said...

Lovely Marilyn! I am doing a Welsh Cakes post for St. David’s Day next week. Love your gorgeous daffs, tulips and chintz! It’s always fun finding half forgotten cookbooks! My bulbs are just peeking up...no blooms yet. Saw you might have snow...we are just having record cold. Keep warm!
Ruth

Angela McRae said...

What a beautiful spiritual lesson in the form of your tulips! Thanks for sharing it!