Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

I said I wouldn't post more pictures of my feet, but I just couldn't help being barefoot for a moment. These are the tulips I planted when I first bought my house almost 6 years ago. In my adult life and even most of my pre-adult life, I have never lived anywhere very long. When I was married to the husband I am now writing inventory on, we moved so much, I never really knew where we would be the next day or month. At that time I longed to live somewhere long enough to plant bulbs in the fall and be there when the flowers came up in the spring. Now I have seen these tulips come up for six springs.

"As individuals and as a fellowship, we shall surely suffer if we cast the whole job of planning for tomorrow onto a fatuous idea of providence. God's real providence has endowed us human beings with a considerable capability for foresight, and He evidently expects us to use it. Of course, we shall often miscalculate the future in whole or in part, but that is better than to refuse to think at all." -- As Bill Sees It, p. 317

13 comments:

dAAve said...

Fine plantings they are.
(I have a tulip joke, but choose to keep it to myself today.)

Pam said...

I think tulips and bare toes, just go together.

dAAve said...

OK.
OK damnit!
Tulips on my organ.
There. Satisfied?

Christine said...

I'm crying---maybe I was already ready to cry but your post-- I want to be a rooted plant not a potted one that keeps moving

Mary Christine said...

yep. satisfied. thanks dAAve.

Scott W said...

Knee deep in flowers we'll stray
We'll keep the showers away
And if I kiss you in the garden, in the moonlight
Will you pardon me?
And tiptoe through the tulips with me

kel said...

When I bought my first home, that is all I wanted too. I am now selling my second house and will unlikely buy another anytime soon, I feel sad when I look at my tulips now. But youra are lovely!! I hope your daughter is doing well.

Syd said...

I miss the tulips from my family home. My mother had the most beautiful ones. The parrots in dark purple were my favorites.

lushgurl said...

I love seeing your little toe-toes, and the tulips are gorgeous! If I have to move, I will miss my garden the most. For today I am glad to have planted bulbs that will soon grow and bloom!
love and HUGS

Shannon said...

it is good to grow where you are planted

SoberSteve said...

I'm glad that you are still there to share the mircale of growth with us today.

peace
hugs and kisses

ps. what is it with all the women showing toes off....lol

Redhead Gal said...

Pink toenails and tulips! Summer's coming....

Lounge Daddy said...

hehe
Our tulips are covered in snow.