So you know how there are “cat ladies” who have real cats and then they fill their home with cat decor? Well, my mother is a “tulip lady.” You see, tulips don’t last that long and after the real ones are gone you have to wait a whole new year for them to be back again. To remedy this, our home is filled with little tulip trinkets. Paintings, towels, and other things. I’m pretty sure the kid’s room is the only room of our house that has escaped. So far, that is. For example, out on the deck, the room of the house with scarcely any furnishing:
It seems as though nature has caught the spring bug. Finally! How can I tell? Well, besides the sunny days we have been thoroughly enjoying, there are flowers everywhere! Tulips, lilacs, daffodils, crocuses, and even the pesky dandelions.
One of the first things you must know about my mother is her ardent love for tulips. Mother doesn’t necessarily care for roses, but tulips…oh my. I’ve spoken of this love a couple of times and last spring mother was the happiest of women when we visited the tulip farms nearby. (Check out the post here. It’s one of my favorites).
If you remember, we moved into a new home just this past winter and this spring mother was delighted to find that the former owner had planted tulips in the gardens surrounding the house. She’s been talking about them so much for the last couple of weeks that I decided to show you.
These are mother’s tulips from the front yard:
Are you getting the picture?
My mother loves tulips.