Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Songs from childhood stay with us forever.

One I clearly remember singing was about tulips, one of spring's gifts to us.

It might have been a Girls' Scouts song but I really don't know since I was never a scout.

But the tune and words to it are embedded in my mind and heart.

This is how it went:


"Here, look in my garden bed —
Something beautiful is growing!
Bright shaped like a cup of red
Tulips open to the sun!
Last night it was small and green,
Flame-like now it is a-growing,
This one is the first I’ve seen,
Now sweet weather has begun!"

Tulips are harbingers of spring.

I love their perky bright or pastel colored cups!

My cousin, Marianne, had some tulips in a vase on a table in her den when we had tea last week.

They are shown in today's photos.

They were so pretty and were a gift to her from one of her sons.

Good thing no tulips are growing yet in the front yard round garden because a nor'easter is headed this way starting tomorrow through the weekend. 

Oh brother, more snow so no yippah is coming from here----only dreams of tulips-to-come.



Chatty Crone said...

I would have to say that tulips are one of my favorite flowers and I haven't seen a color I don't like!

diane.stetson said...

Oh tulips are my daughter in laws favorite flower . I saw so many of them when I visited in Holland. The tulip gardens there were magical. I love all colors of tulips but I think the pink ones are the prettiest. The only thing about them is they do not smell like other flowers do.

Merlesworld said...

Lovely things tulips I like all the colours.

Red Rose Alley said...

I like all colors of Tulips, but when I see a bright red tulip, it really gets to me. Your cousin's tulips are pretty, and I'm noticing her red doily they're sitting on. Doilies are sweet to me. : )


Linda O'Connell said...

Tulips are a sign of hope for warmer weather, sunny days and outdoors play. i cannot wait. Stay safe in that storm, my friend.


i could use a harbinger of spring right about now. yours are lovely.

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