Just as I knew daffodils would appear in a Monday vase a few weeks ago, it was equally inevitable that there would be tulips in my vase today now that their season is just beginning to kick off. So here they are, five tulips in my ‘full moon’ vase (as I think of it), with a twig of twisted hazel to add another dimension. I am not convinced the twig adds anything, but I had changed its position so many times the tulip stems were in danger of being damaged, so I left it where it was.
Neither am I convinced, as the tulips began to open, that they are elegant ladies, as my scrap of paper, listing which tulips were planted in which tub or pot, stapled to a Peter Nyssen catalogue suggests. I have vague recollections of removing tulips from the container these were cut from and putting them elsewhere but, if so, didn’t note what was put in their place. Studying the aforementioned list might well yield which variety they actually are – if I have a spare moment! *
* my rare spare moment suggests they might be ‘Dynasty’ which, when it was first screened in the 1980s (not that I watched it myself), featured a number of ladies who would no doubt have considered themselves elegant. So yes, elegant ladies!!
Accompanying the vase is one of my numerous chicken egg cups (a vintage plastic example) with a nominal egg as a token nod to the Easter season. I am sure there will be other vases with a loosely Easter theme today – will one of them be yours? If you can find something from your garden or foraged locally that you can pop into a vase, then please do join us, leaving links to and from this post so we can share what you have found.
Ladies or not, the beauties above are not the only ones who have dropped in for Easter as you can see from the top photo, which also shows a number of orbs. Are they merely reflections of sunlight on specks of dust or are they balls of energy of some sort…? You decide for yourself – but please also note the blue orb in the bottom picture…