And yes, it is true that their grandeur is fleeting given the amount of work and expense of planting them. (I treat them like annuals, you know. 600 each year in the front alone.)
Perhaps especially fleeting here in Oklahoma.
Still, I could no more do without my beloved tulips each year then I could do without, well
if not my children, then maybe
Husband (Not! just kidding, Dear!)
And I have the image of their loveliness in memory and photos to comfort and encourage me during the coldest of winters and the hottest of summers.
They are an indulgence whose transient, exquisite beauty is all the MORE prized because of this transience.
As I look at these photos again and again...comparing one year to the next...one blend of color to another blend
I have NEVER felt that it was not worth the effort.
And you out there...who read this blog
and walk or drive by as the tulips and daffodils put on their show
do you think it is worth the effort?
I do hope so.