The past couple weeks has been Tulip Time in Topeka. The gardens in our old neighborhood at Ward-Meade Park have been filled with color. Walking the paths puts a person in such a positive frame of mind it's the perfect place to make a list of things for which I am thankful.
The gift of sight and the riot of colors in the garden.
The rain that has softened the dry, inhospitable ground of a month ago.
The final quarter of the school year and the push towards the summer break.
The joy of anticipation as I begin to fill the calendar with events coming up this summer.
Good news...a dental position for my daughter, and a separate thankful that the position is in Topeka and she will soon be home. In other good news...acceptance to a summer study program at Oxford for my son.
There is so much goodness in my life right now, it required an explosion of color to convey how thankful I feel.
for whatever reason, I've always thought that tulips were the best of plants (my use of scientifically precise terminology gives away the fact that I'm kinda not a plant guy). but especially those 'black' tulips. there are a couple of refugee tulips next to the parking lot at my office (assumed some previous landscaper threw some plants out, as there are no other flowers in the vicinity). Having winter be over is surely the best of times.ReplyDelete
Flowers that pop up in unexpected or inhospitable places are my very favorites no matter what they are.Delete
Your photos, as always are amazing. And I always get a kick out of your blog header every time I visit. So many wonderful things echoed between the explosions of color in your photos. When our kids are happy and doing well, we are, too. The feeling that winter is over, the school year will finally end and we made it through another of both is a familiar one to me.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Val. That header is especially appealing to me because of the memory it accompanies. I took it on one of the best days ever!Delete
What a lovely, lovely place, and yes so inspirational with all that vibrant color! You've made me lonely for Spring in the beautiful Midwest where I grew up, and I wanted to pack my bag and head that way! :-) I love those giant nylon tulips too, that's what I need for my yard, tulips don't do well here, our summers are to hot and winters don't get cold enough for the bulbs to hibernate.ReplyDelete
I am delighted that your daughter will be returning to Topeka for the dental position, and your son has a study program lined up at Oxford. Wow! Nothing cheers a mother's heart like good things happening for her kids! I loved the whole tone of this post, truly joyful about life, and that is the essence of being thankful for what you have. Thank you so much for sharing with us at TToT, I hope the rest of your week continues to be blessed! :-)
Thanks for your sweet response. I have been floating on Cloud 9 lately. I need to get over to TToT on a more regular basis to show my gratitude.Delete
Those tulips are beautiful. Thank you for sharing so many photos of them. Congratulations to your children for their achievements. You and your family have much to celebrate. I too appreciate the gift of sight and often find myself trying to remember in great detail the things that I am able to see. I don't want to forget.ReplyDelete
That is why I take so many photos I think, Pat. Too much beauty in this lifetime to trust to the powers of my recall!Delete