"the nicest and the sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple pleasure, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string."
Lucy Maud Montgomery

Friday, April 29, 2011

Precious and few...

...are the Tulips in my garden this year.  They seem to be quite late in most of the western state as are all of the bulbs, daffodils and hyacinth.   I spotted these this afternoon while planting some seeds...I just couldn't wait any longer even though we still have frost warnings.  I picked only three of the five that were out there, put them in their own vases and spread them around the house as though they were dipped in gold.

On another note:
the devastation in the South has been heavy on my heart these past few days.  I have not heard word from my Birmingham friends and am keeping all of you affected in my thoughts and prayers.  Be well, be safe, take care.


  1. Beautiful tulip! I have not heard from my AL friends either. Still praying for all that survived the horrible storms and hoping the ones we have not heard from are okay. Hugs

  2. My tulips came to life in abundance ..... while I was in Minnesota. Oh well, I hope the kampers enjoyed them!

    The tornadoes were scary, we are about an hour from the airport in St. Louis and were very thankful to hav avoided the main path.

  3. Dipped in gold... the beauty of God's creation.

    As it should be. We should treasure each grace and give it its own display!

    My heart is heavy as well. Having lived through Hurricane Floyd with most of our town and church flooded, I know a bit of the aftermath of a natural, long-term disaster. I'm hoping for a tangible opportunity to give of myself along these lines.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  4. Beautiful tulip, and my prayers are headed south as well. I love that table linen in this shot....

  5. tulips are my favorite garden flower and when we move to our new house I am planning on planting some!

    we are still having freeze warnings here in Colorado, had snow this morning, of course it didnt stick, but it didnt make our attitudes any brighter either. LOL

    thank you for sharing your beautiful tulip Jojo...

  6. *hugs* and God bless you and all in storm areas. ♥

  7. Have your tulips been in the ground for a few years? I think they get more fragile every year; I know that mine do. I think next fall I'll have to do a replanting. All the rain doesn't help either. Love the color of your tulip! Have a great weekend.

  8. My Mom planted tulips when we first moved into our house after my Dad died. I was 4 1/2. They are still going strong and if my brother's girlfriend ever touches them....oh my, we'll have it!!

    Thank you for the memory and my thoughts and prayers continue to go up for those in the South, especially Alabama...

  9. My tulips act like they want to bloom. Our weather is not cooperating at all!

  10. That is a beautiful Tulip, Jojo.
    What a gift flowers are... a daily reminder that there is a God and that nature is one way he shows us love.
    I do hope that all your friends and loved ones are OK. These storms are so frightening.
    We all pray that the tornadoes will lessen and that they don't kill anymore folks.

  11. I love tulips! I have been lifting up the storm victims in prayer.
    So so sad.


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