Tuesday, May 05, 2020

Singin' in the Rain

Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life


" It helps beyond words to plant bulbs
in the dark of winter. "
ANNE LAMOTT


What a gleeful moment to find the tulips sparkling with raindrops after that lovely rain we had yesterday. I ran for my camera. I could not keep something like this to myself—I had to share yet another tulip moment with you. The neighbours must be wondering already why I keep running outside for another look, another photo. But who cares, my eyes are having a feast! 

I think I have a tiny sense of how Vincent Van Gogh must have felt that day he looked out his window, sitting in his cheap little room in London as he wrote to his beloved brother in Holland. Brenda Ueland, in her book If You Want to Write, describes the moment: "He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamp post, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: It is so beautiful I must show you how it looks. And then on his cheap ruled notepaper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it."

Yes, that is exactly how I feel. They are so beautiful I must show you how they look. These tulips we planted in pots last fall have been such a gift this year. Who was to know that we would need them? I have never been so smitten with tulips as I have this Spring. My heart bursts with gratitude to the One who made spring and tulips. These tulips.

Enjoy the feast....


Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life


Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life


Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life

Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life


Image by Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life

" Daffodils blossom and tulips jostle to the front of the

stage in April. I love these early perennials: they may be

more modest but they nearly all have that one special quality

that a plant needs to transform your affections from

admiration to affection — charm. "


MONTY DON


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Sending love and heart hugs,
Brenda
xox



12 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing them with us!

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  2. Oh I'm thinking that potted tulips are the way to go. Nothing much blooming here yet. They are gorgeous and I thank you for sharing them with us.

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  3. I always feel that bulbs are a symbol of hope and rebirth. Everything is so beautiful right now. I just bought Penelope Lively's book Life in the garden.

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  4. Every year I plan to plant some tulip bulbs and forget. So beautiful.

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  5. I clicked on your link from Gretchen's blog and I'm so glad, her post today so moved me and now I'm touched by your post and your blog. I'm afraid tulips won't grow down here in sub-tropical s.e. FL, so I'll just enjoy your beautiful blooms. Thanks for sharing and for this lovely blog. ~ FlowerLady

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  6. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for sharing these lovely images.

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  7. So lovely. Their jewel-like colours are stunning. I am always sad when mine begin to fade, but I store the bulbs for another year and hope they will be as lovely.

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  8. Dorothy In PAMay 06, 2020

    What a beautiful sight. The water beads on the tulips look like little crystal jewels, an adornment left by the garden fairies. They must know how special these flowers are.

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  9. Gardens are made for the rain! 🌷

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  10. Oh, WOW. Tulips are my favorite flower. Thanks for these gorgeous pictures.

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  11. Brenda, your tulips are glorious. And with the rain drops on them - goodness my heart pounds. I am so happy you have them and they are bringing you such joy. I would run for my camera also, but I would do the blooms justice with my photography. Spring is wonderful, except we are to have 27 tomorrow night. I am worried for all the buds about to bloom.

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