These tulips, which just yesterday showed such neatly tucked buds that barely hinted of red, have morphed into these mutant-looking blooms. Perhaps, as they continue to unfurl, they’ll show a pretty, frilled petal. It’s a splash of spring color, at least.
And as beautiful as this blue sky is, I’m not sure I completely trust it — there’s a bit of threatening looking grey in the mix. The maple tree branches are heavy with buds, almost ready to bloom if given the encouragement of the sun.