Wednesday, February 29, 2012

gently, last autumn, we tucked tulip bulbs into clay pots, pulling rich dirt blankets up around their papery chins

they've slept winter away in the dark, cold basement.
but last week we brought them up the cellar stairway and
behold the magic.

14 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

"Planted, dormant,fall
First bloomers in Springtime Sun
Cups above the stems."
Tulip Haiku by Marie M. Daniels

Hugs
Léia

Bibi said...

How beautiful...and how welcome.

Malyss said...

Even if we know it, this wonder comes as a pleasure and a nice surprise every year..

Kate said...

Wonderful! Next year I want to do this...what a delightful sight at this time of year!

JM said...

Beautifully composed shot, Brattcat!

Sharon Creech said...

Behold! Magic! Sublime . . .

Sharon said...

How wonderful is that! You made me think of my friends cabin up north. He sold it last year but, he had planted tulips all over the property so I'm betting they are popping up about now. Wish I could see them.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with JM Brattcat, beautifully soft background and crisp clear blooms. The tulips are divine, spring is definitely on its way to you.

Lowell said...

We don't have basements here. Darn! It appears many wonderful things can come up from basements. These will put some color in your life...

Jack said...

The tulip is appearing early this year. If you put it outside now, good luck in avoiding a later snow storm.

Library Jewel said...

Ahh! What a lovely thing to witness in winter!

Virginia said...

What a wonderful thing to behold. Your words made my heart sing!
V

Thérèse said...

What is better than magic blooming tulips right now!

David Thomas said...

Flower power. Or magic. In any case, always a welcome guest.