Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Tulips



Spring is officially over. We've turned back to let Winter have another go at us... or so it seems. The powers that be came and turned the heat back on yesterday. I didn't request it, but I'm not complaining. It's cold and wet and only threatening to get colder and wetter.

So naturally, Sunburst and I spent some time today admiring the natural order of the universe.... in the vase of tulips on the table.

Amazing things are happening inside these plants. We kind of knew that already, but for grins, we took a closer look. It's all there-- spheres, triangles, star patterns, symmetry... amazing. Stunning. Wonderous. Perfect... except that one of them had 7 petals. We kind of liked that, as imperfection in nature still results in something splendid.









We did a fair job trying to capture them in pastels, though they are much easier to capture with a camera!

6 comments:

  1. gorgeous!! did you know you can eat the petals? we just learned that recently. tastes like lettuce.

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  2. Oh my, your drawings are gorgeous! (I was already planning on using that word, even though Rae did too.)
    Is spring on it's way back yet?
    I was trying to write a reply on your Saints post but unfortunately do not have the time at the moment. I am adding you to my "following" list though, I miss too much goodness here and then it takes too long to catch up.
    Hope all is well! Renee :)

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  3. This is so pretty!

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  4. Aw, thanks guys. These are such sweet comments to start my day with!

    Momma Rae, thanks for the tip about tulip petals. I had no idea that we could eat our way through so much of this Botany unit. How fun!

    Renee, it's still cold and wet. No change predicted for the next week, at least. I hope it has warmed up where you are.-- And thanks for following! :-)

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  5. What a great lesson on looking at things in greater detail...not to mention that making art is so much fun. And the other ladies are right: your art is gorgeous!

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  6. So beautiful! I love everything about tulips. And you've reminded me that I need to get some pastels. :-)

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a message. I appreciate your sweet words so much!

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