Saturday, April 3, 2010
The Reign of the Tulips
I could keep publishing cherry pics; I have several dozen more (for heaven's sake) but you get the picture, yes? The peak of the bloom has now passed which means cherry petals are fluttering fluttering from the trees like tiny prayer flags of love, like pink snow. I love the peak of the bloom but I also really love it when they fall. It's like a blessing. It is.
Mourn, if you will, the passing of the pink. Now is the time of the tulip in Washington DC. They are rising everywhere in a profusion of color that will only get more intense as the season progresses. From now until July we'll see new shapes, new colors, appearing every day. Right now it's the tulips, but any day the azaleas will begin to pop, then there will be roses.
I love spring in DC but it is a bit much for me, it really is. Maybe I shouldn't admit it publicly, but I find the beauty, the profusion of life force, the hugeness of spring here completely overwhelming. Sometimes I am such a wimp!