The Beautiful Simplicity of a Tulip
Last fall, we each received a tulip bulb from our church with instructions on how to plant them. We followed the directions to a tee. As a result our backyard patio is blessed with this coral variety. This is the first year in my 46+ years that I have ever had a tulip – at least that I recall. So after snapping this shot today, I got to studying how simple this flower is, yet so pretty. 6 petals, overlapping one another. The deep burgundy color in the middle of each petal and the perfectly placed reproductive organs all aligned like a kaleidoscope. Then, as the sun sets, each of the 6 petals slowly close for the night waiting for the sun to shine upon them tomorrow.