Tulips

287D1540-29AD-497D-82E0-7B78B65505F8Tulips, my favorite flower

Tulips did not come to the attention of the West until the sixteenth century. They were rapidly introduced into Europe and became popular during Tulip mania. Tulips were often portrayed in Dutch Golden Age paintings, and have become associated with the Netherlands, the major producer. They are very popular throughout the world, both as ornamental garden plants and as cut flowers.
Different tulip colors carry distinct meanings:
Yellow—cheerful thoughts
White—forgiveness
Purple—royalty
Red—perfect love
Yellow—Joy

A tulip bouquet—elegance and grace.

Tulips bring me joy!!

 

Elegance

 

3CE9199C-C895-4D1F-BD2A-769C10D558D2Elegance
It seems that true elegance reveals itself in nature so often. Today I was watching a swan glide effortlessly across the calm water with such gracefulness and beauty. It seemed removed from all of the worries of life we endure; when in fact, it faces far more true dangers. And I have seen these elegant birds fight with extreme resolve when threatened. Still it reminds me that how we handle ourselves confirms everything about our character.