March 30-31, 2005
Volume 1 - Number 74

This mixed pot of tulips, from which the pink bud was photographed a day earlier, is the last of the tulips that I will show this week
. It brings wishes for continued openings and a happy Spring.

Please note the memories and "Scents of Spring" discussion/query below, after LAST ISSUE COMMENTS.

to those of you who responded to Picture to Ponder's - Tulips link for making a donation to the Annual Walkathon for APDA's Parkinson Disease Research. If you missed the discussion, please visit Issue 73 of Picture to Ponder.


" It's strange that you mention the Tulip looking like it's nestled "in it's womb". Before I read your description, I was thinking that the bud looked like a baby vagina or "womb". What a beautiful photo. The photo has the essence of pure innocence

"...this picture is particularly wonderful with all the hope it brings of an "opening up". Let us pray that there is an "opening up" in the research on Parkinson's."

"Tulips have always been one of my favorite flowers. As a child walking to school in the springtime, I would silently admire them. We had Lillies of the Valley growing on our small lawn and so I would think only the rich people had tulips."

Interesting... to me Lilies of the Valley, though not a childhood memory, evoke memories of short-lived, wonderful aromas. As I think about them, with the "White Coral Bells upon a slender stalk..." refrain humming in my head, I'm reminded of many of the Scents and Colors of Spring that are not particularly evident in our almost seasonless climate here in Florida.

Yellow is the predominant color that stays with me - forsythia, daffodils, willow tree leaves starting to open AND the returning dandelions!

What are the Scents and Colors that you are now experiencing as Spring bursts forth in your area? What memories do you have? Perhaps you'd like to share one with a family member or friend who experienced that time with you. For fun, compare. Was their experience the same as yours, such as the one related above, thinking that "only the rich people have tulips?"

If you enjoyed today's PTP, and would like to share it with friends, feel free to send them the link for this issue - In many instances, the photos are not picked up if you simply forward the issue.


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