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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Overjoyed, Overwintered, Overlooked

I'm OVERJOYED





to finally show you my

OVERWINTERED

TULIPS!!!
































































Three exclamation marks are totally justified.

Because of the pandemic I couldn't buy new tulips in a crowded store, nor hire our usual gardener to plant them. These are the overwintered tulips from last year. (Thanks, Anthony, for doing such a good job last May.) We've had two snows and frosty nights since the leaves first emerged, and I only weeded and watered. I don't really know what I'm doing. But...

TULIPS DON'T CARE.

They don't care whether there's a pandemic.
They don't care whether a professional gardener takes care of them.
It's Spring.

They weren't going to miss their party for anything.











Yesterday, May 13, was Stevie Wonder's 70th birthday,

which I seem to have temporarily

overlooked.

Happy birthday to ya, Stevie, and many more!


Stevie is OVERJOYED, too.



10 comments:

  1. Jerry Seinfeld said it: "Nature wins, we are nothing." :)
    But we get to observe nature with awe, so we are not losers, either.

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    1. I see I'm going to have to catch up on my Seinfeld. (I didn't watch it. I think it conflicted with something else at the same time.)

      Tulips have always symbolized hope and persistence for me. But this year, yes, I'm in awe.

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  2. Barb, so lovely! Thank you.

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  3. Yay! Sometimes we already have everything we need! New and more is proving not to be as necessary as I thought. Glad your bulbs did you proud, Barb.

    Susan

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    1. When we tried to overwinter the tulips in 2012, only a few came up. So I didn't really expect to have ANY this year. What a great surprise!

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  4. How beautiful! I have some red and yellow tulips too, and it was amazing to watch how they came up that way (they were red bulbs I planted). Nature is such a solace.

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    1. Thanks, Jenni. A solace and an inspiration! :-)

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  5. Beautiful tulips! And I can't wait for the entire Seinfeld catalog to appear on Netflix, 2021, I think?

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Give a hoot.