Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Is Springing

I couldn't resist these beautiful tulips I found this week. Their petals almost look handpainted.



Throughout the week this bouquet has added a lovely touch of spring to our home.



Tomorrow is the first official day of spring, so I hope warm weather will soon awaken the landscape around us.



"Awake, thou wintry earth
Fling off thy sadness
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!"

-- Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"

11 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Beautiful! Tulips really do say Spring so delightfully!

mary beth said...

Those are delicious! I love how the Lord hand painted so much detail and beauty into this world for no other reason than for us to enjoy! Thanks for sharing these beauties with us all!

Debbie said...

Those are stunning. They look like a cross between a flower and a feather!

Martha said...

How beautiful. They are a breath of spring.

Anonymous said...

Your tulips are beautiful, Melissa. Yes, tomorrow is the first day of spring and it certainly looks and feels like it in the Pacific NW. Everything is blooming a couple of weeks early because we have had such a mile winter. The temps are going to be around 66 or 67 the next couple of days. Perfect!

I hope spring will come to you soon. Debbi

Free Pretty Things For You said...

these are lovely!! i cant wait to have my own garden!! then my house will be filled with flowers in spring time!

myletterstoemily said...

lovely tulips and easter hymn!

easter is the foundation of my
faith. He is risen!

blessings,
lea

imnotafruit said...

the flowers are beautiful!

Im a follower of your blog. You inspire me to see and make things beautifully.

Thanks!

Cherry

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Oh my, you are right...they do almost look hand painted. Spring has sprung here in the lowcountry of SC...yesterday was one of the most beautiful first days of spring that I can recall. Of course, it is raining today, but every day is a blessing!

Jenn said...

The most beautiful tulips I have ever seen!! wow! gorgeous!!

Jenn~

Lynn said...

Melissa,
Such delicate looking tulips. Yes, they look like a Monet painting. Never seen tulips like these before. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Lynn

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