Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Flirts

Flirty Tulips
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"Inspiration is always a surprising visitor."
- John O'Donohue

I heard there was more snow back east... but I know a sweet secret... spring will be visiting them soon, too. Just when it seems as if the rain (or snow) will never end, and the cold will never stop finding its way deep into your bones and fingertips, and heavy coats will never find their way to the back of the closet ever again - it is then that she arrives on a whoosh of fresh-air! And, lo and behold, lady-like spring is at it again - such a flirt, she turns even the most reluctant heads to make them smile... such allure... such engaging inspiration! Such exquisite joy!

Photograph by: Karen Holmes

10 comments: said...

Beautiful photographs and love the yellow "flirty" tulips!
Have a wonderful day!

karen-holmes said...

*thank you, linda...enjoy your day, too! -xok

Jenny Stevning said...

Lovely! I love tulips. My mom helped me grow some when we lived in Colorado. I was just about 7 or 8.
Ha! I hadn't thought of it that way, but spring is indeed a flirt!

karen-holmes said...

*jenny... thank you for visiting today, and for sharing such a sweet memory! spring flirts indeed! xok.

kiki said...

After "weeding" out winter from our alley and flower beds, it was a joy to flirt with your blog of someone's possibilities, my dandelions are just as yellow, but far from the beauty of the tulip!
thank you for the smile...

karen-holmes said...

*kiki...ah, yes, dandelions - so clever with their concealed puffy wishes! good show on smiling! -xok.

Birdie said...

'a spring flirt' ... you make me smile and my heart to sing, thank you! they are sooooo wonderful, sending lots of love!

karen-holmes said...

*birdie, those tulip flirts are so endearing! hope you find some tulips today (take your camera!)...-xok.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

What beautiful photos! I will be glad when Spring gets here and decides to stay for a while!!

karen-holmes said...

*alicia... thank you and welcome...wishing you springtime joy(it's coming, i promise!!)-xok.

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