May 11, 2011


To me, each of the seasons has its charms. I love fall for the way it feels fresh and new--like a time for beginnings. Winter, on the other hand, feels cozy, enchanting, clean and crisp and beautifully quiet. My reasons for appreciating summer, of course, almost go without saying: the long and lingering days, the ease that seems to blanket over everything, and the sun, oh the sun!

This week, though, spring really did its thing--finally hit its stride. Spring showed off, paraded itself around the neighborhood and left me no choice but to feel absolutely smitten with it. First there was the light rain, the delicate kind of rain that ends almost as quickly as it started, leaving just a heightened scent of freshly cut grass and gardens in its wake. And then there were the flowers: the magnolia trees, the lilacs, the golden daffodils sprouting up along the sidewalk. 

The tulips, though, those are what really got me--year after year, they always do. I can't remember any specific memory, but for whatever reason they remind me of my mother. My mother and an open back door and a cool, perfumed breeze sweeping through our kitchen.

And so, for me, tulips are all the charm spring really needs.

(Photo: My Flickr)


Allie said... [Reply to comment]

Those tulips are absolutely beautiful! Great post! :)

DT said... [Reply to comment]

I just love reading your blog :)

Ana* said... [Reply to comment]

the tulip's photo is to die for.

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful photo. Beautifully written.

Rachael said... [Reply to comment]

Tulips are really pretty. Especially because, for me, I hardly ever see them! If only flowers could be blooming all the time! Although maybe they wouldn't be as appreciated if they were...

The Many Colours of Happiness said... [Reply to comment]

How beautiful :) Tulips and cherry blossoms are my favourite things about spring.