Jamie’s 'Purissma' and 'Bastogne' Tulips came into bloom this past week and he’s been tickled pink about it. I’ve never been a big fan of Tulips myself and since I found out in this area, you have to dig them up, refrigerate them and replant them every year I like them even less. Never the less they are part of our garden and one of the few things that are blooming right now so I felt I should take pictures of them. I sat there on the ground trying to figure out the best way to snap a picture and keep out all the trash from the reconstruction. I started to think about it a little bit. I’ve never met a flower I didn’t like so why was I so uninterested in them?
Then my mind started to wander a little bit and I leaned forward to shift my weight and get more comfortable. When I did I found myself looking down into the flower instead of viewing it from the side. Suddenly, I slipped into some sort of tunnel vision and I found my sight changing. It was almost as if I was looking with my mind rather than my eyes and this was what I saw. These photos are untouched except for the cropping.
I almost felt as if I were inside the flower instead of outside looking in and it occurred to me at that point that maybe flowers are a little like people. At first glance, from outward appearances some may seem a little plain and unexciting. As you spend more time with them and get to know them on a more personal level, you realize that inside there may exist an amazing masterpiece that few take the time to see.