Sunday, April 13, 2014
Ways of looking at a tulip
In Quincy, it's another story. The first tulips I noticed this spring bloomed in a sunny spot in front of a downtown cafe. There were perhaps a dozen blooming about a month ago. I live only a few blocks away from said cafe, but I am on the shady, north-facing slope of Claremont Mountain. This morning, I celebrated my first bloom of tulips for the year. Two, in fact. I could have stared at them for a long time and sketched and photographed from many angles, and maybe waited awhile to pay another visit when the sun angle changed. But, I was too busy. I did capture these few images while I marveled at the details of tulip anatomy as well as their amazing hardiness. No bugs bother them, and they come up every spring despite my extreme neglect as a gardener.