Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tulip Bouquet for my Mother

The tulips are beautiful this year.

More than one person has commented on them and admired them aloud to me.

I gave you all the credit.

They said, "Who needs to go to the Tulip Festival?"

 I smiled modestly on your behalf.

But they are right.

These are just as beautiful as any I've seen in a professional garden.

I know that you are cold right now, and so I send their love to warm you. 

We know they are beautiful because of your love and hard work.

 I've been working on different kinds of flowers. 

These ones require a lot of hard work too, and patience and love.

And bring a similar kind of delight when I step back and look at how beautiful they are.

Thank you, Mom, for teaching me to love flowers.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

I spoke too soon...

This is the face of Spring in our parts.