Today, I am sharing more spring 2022 tulip photos (first post was here). Some gardening can easily be done with containers and this year’s “container” tulips sure went through some phases. After they stood tall, like a thin cup, they opened, and then a freeze came and they bent.
They recovered from that freeze and stood tall again. Then, as they aged and looked tattered – they still contributed so much in beauty and pollen.
Here are the tulips right after the freeze.
The tulips drooped over during the icy night and this photo shows them thawing out.
A few days later, after the freeze, the same tulips were standing tall again, but the petals were now tattered – giving us an entirely different look. Also signaling change and reminding me that beauty takes on different forms and also that spring was moving right along.
“If a purple tulip could talk…
she would say something calm, cool and wise, without the flash of a soothing balm .”
– Amelia Brown
There were some bees buzzing around (surprised to see so many bees in early March) and later I realized they were mostly here for what the tulips were offering up.
“Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.”
– Jim C.
“And in the end, love tastes like Tulips having rain tea in a colored cup.”
– Fathima Shamla.
“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”
– Zen Shin.
I like that last quote a lot – let’s all be like flowers and NOT COMPETE – let’s just bloom as we do our thing (we can get ideas and benchmarks by looking outside, but let’s make sure the sneaky, unhelpful comparison stuff does not creep in).
The weather and topic of change also reminded me of a post from Writing to Freedom here: https://writingtofreedom.com/2022/03/12/moving-on/
- #WQW12: Spring
- If you want more tulips today, check out this Priorhouse tulip post from 2019: https://priorhouse.blog/2019/09/13/flowers-on-friday-many-moods-of-tulips/