Fading Tulips

Posted on: May 1, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: 4 comments

For the Easter table, I bought tulips at Krogers.  Honestly, I was surprised to find them late on the Saturday night before Easter, but there they were in all their glory, and I thought them beautiful.


On Easter Sunday, the gorgeous blooms created a cheerful table, but shortly thereafter, the blooms began to droop.  Maybe you think me strange, but I loved the fading tulips.  They reminded me of a still-life painting.  I snapped these pictures for my own enjoyment.  Then I thought I might share.


The red tulips began turning a darker shade of crimson.  You could see the pretty yellow and black centers.


The edges of each petal began to curl.


Then the bases of the petals began fading.  They were beautiful.


The color variations amazed me.  It was almost like a rainbow.


The stems curved gracefully.tulips

I didn’t want to move the tulips because I knew the petals would fall, and I liked seeing the beauty of the fading tulips.


Blessings to you and yours,

While enjoying the fading tulips, I could not help but think of Isaiah 40:8

Isaiah 40:8

The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.

What a wonderful promise.




4 Responses
  • Nancy Westbrooks on May 2, 2014

    I have always enjoyed the fading tulips also. Glad you shared this.
    Have a great trip!

  • Paula Portugal on May 2, 2014

    Beautiful, Lana. And it reminds me of what I read just before opening your blog: Ephesians and our gifts-thank you for using your gifts to share such beauty. God’s peace.

  • Marsha on May 2, 2014

    Beautifully put, Lana. Thank you.

  • t0ast3d on March 14, 2015

    Thank you for these beautiful pictures and reflections. I hope it’s OK with you, I borrowed one of your shots for a featured photo for a blog piece on looking for beauty in the fading

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