Friday, February 18, 2011

'Tis a Gift to be Simple

I've been knitting up a storm lately, so I expect a few posts will soon follow about my newest creations. First, though, I'd like to share with you the tulips that Jason bought me for Valentine's Day.

I don't like cut flowers. I just can't understand why people pay so much money for them, when they look pretty for a few days and then die. The only useful thing you can do with them is compost them when they start to go bad. But then, I suppose most people don't really think about the useful thing to do.

So, to counter-act this, Jason buys me potted flowers, which I adore. Potted flowers, especially bulbs, mean I can replant them again next year and enjoy their beauty for an extended period of time.

We found this pot of tulips at Sam's a day or two before Valentine's Day for $7. When I got them, there were just a few blossoms, but with each day that has passed since then, more have appeared and widened. They're at their peak right now, with the first blossoms starting to wane as the last are just starting to reach their potential. I've had them placed on my dining room table, but today when I saw them, I knew they were just begging to be taken out and photographed in the sunlight.

So, whether you're really interested in pictures of tulips or not, here are a few of my beautiful red reminders that spring is just around the corner.

1 comment:

Kendall said...

what beautiful flowers (and wonderful photography)! tulips are my absolute favorite! what a neat idea getting potted ones. i never thought of that. thanks for sharing!