Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Parrot tulip, deconstructed

What a show tulips put on each spring! Remember these wild and crazy parrot tulips next fall when it's time to plant bulbs in your back yard. These lasted quite a while in the back yard, but I also just had to snip a few blossoms for inside the house. They opened up and exploded with their vibrant colors, reminding me of a wild fauvist painting that Matisse might have painted.

Once the petals fell off the stem their riotous beauty 
remained, so I spread them out on 
at table and played with them a bit.

Even the naked stems looked poetic and lovely too me.

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