Recently my son sent some beautiful pictures, taken at a tulip farm near Woodland, Washington. The ones that especially caught my eye were those that looked almost black, reminding me of some unusual (for Missouri) tulips that my daughter is growing. The colors of those tulips inspired this painting.
Tulips just about have to be my favorite spring bloom. However, their “downside,” at least here in Missouri, is that their blooms have such a short duration. If you throw in a windy day, their “glory days” are even fewer. Who knows, maybe part of their beauty lies in the realization that they should be fully enjoyed “now,” as tomorrow they may not be there. Perhaps a life lesson?
So teach us to number our days,
That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Psalm 90:12 (NKJV)