Saturday, January 19, 2008

Tulips



I know it's still the middle of January. I know that winter will linger on for a month or more. But aren't they pretty? They sit on my breakfast table, bright and smiling with the promise of spring.

I'm a believer in not rushing time, in enjoying the moment. It took me a long time to learn that. And I do find beauty and delight in all of the seasons, even the monotone shades of winter. I try to buy seasonal produce - root vegetables and squashes in the winter. Somehow, eating those crunchy strawberries cultivated to travel far seems ridiculous - and they certainly don't taste anything like the juicy sweet ones of summer.

Buying these tulips seems a bit like eating summer strawberries in winter. But I still think they are oh, so pretty.
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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bonne journée à vous ;o)

Andi said...

Beautiful tulips!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I agree about the winter veggies, but I can't help myself about flowers! They add so much to the home.

Anonymous said...

At this time of the year I buy tulips every week :-)

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