February 20, 2007

aging tulips


A week later and some of the tulips I got for Valentine's day are fading around the edges but still with us. I love tulips for the way they get more interesting to look at over time: stems stretching, curving, petals opening wider, three outer, three inner, revealing more and more about their shapes and deeper richer subtler colors, then wilting, folding, curling, twisting, until they pinwheel off their stems altogether. Not a bad way to go, come to think of it.

Posted by EGP at February 20, 2007 11:52 PM

wonderful, evocatie description. I have carnations and roses - the roses said "give up" about 3 days ago, but the carnations are going strong. Aren't flowers the best?!

Posted by: tammy vitale at February 21, 2007 8:18 PM