Thursday, April 24, 2008




the faded tulips are being stained by the sunlight
these photos are from yesterday afternoon
and today they are a deep shade of reddish pink
making me think of sunburned skin

when I pulled back the petals last night, I found a trail of ants, going in and coming back out will little balls of yellow pollen
I am amazed that they still flowered fully formed under the matting.
They still gave what they had to give, they still completed the cycle, without sun, with little space and air.

4 comments:

strugglingwriter said...

That's amazing. Great pictures too.

I haven't mulched yet. I will suppose. I also think I have to mow the lawn for the first time this weekend. Yay.

Akasha Savage said...

Hi Taffiny. I've tagged you...visit my blog for more details.
:D

Vesper said...

Wow, so strange, and beautiful, and sad... Life finds a way, I guess.

Taffiny said...

Paul,

Mulch is good. Love the scent of gresh mown grass. Bob used to hate to cut the grass but now he has a ride on and is happy.


Akasha Savage,

Oh dear. I'll be brave and come see what I've been tagged with. :)

Vesper,

Exactly what I was thinking/feeling.
Looks lovely today in the April rain, all colors intensifying, and while all the other tulips are closed up tight, shutting out the rain, because, I suppose, she has a more limited amount of time left, her petals stand open.