A conversation with my friend Sue is the author of this post pre-bedtime. She alerted me to the number of death references in my blog recently. I do like living things.
The tulips in the vase in my sitting room are wonderfully vibrant, and oh so beautiful.
Mind you, I shall probably like them just as much, and photograph them, when they are dying.
The tulips are beautiful. A friend shared a children’s book with me (originally German)
Duck, Death and the Tulip by [Wolf Elrbruch]. It came to mind when you had the tulips and the mention of all the death references. It made me cry when I read it. But was also very lovely.
Thanks for the reference. I shall see if I can find it.
They are some beautiful tulips Isobel!
The white ones are especially creamy and satisfying aren’t they?
Yes! They remind me of white chocolate.. 🙂
I was thinking of creamy butter. 🙂
Hooray for tulips, much nicer thatn amaryllis dead or alive!
I like both, for different reasons, and I do like my dying amaryllis. As you have guessed.
I do love tulips!
Where I live, and apologies to those who have read this before, used to be a flower nursery in then C19. It was famous for its tulips and even gets a mention in Anna Pavord’s book.
You like them then?
I suspected you might. 🙂
tulips always remind me of my time in Holland
These have faded, but I trimmed their stalks, popped them in another vase and they are hanging on.