Friday, May 1, 2009
sadly we have an empty house across the street from us. the family that lived there moved out over a year and a half ago; the house sits lonely and forlorn and i'm sure wishing for a loud, loving family to move in sometime soon. lovely landscaping adorns the front of the house, including a large beds of tulips. last year around this time i secretly coveted the gorgeous blooms from my kitchen window. there were several shades of pink from blush to peppermint to deep rose plus a gorgeous red!
as i left for work this morning, i noticed that all the tulips had burst into bloom. what a glorious picture they painted against the somber gray of a rainy morn. so what do you think i did in a steady rainfall when i got home this afternoon??!! if you guessed that i picked a big bouquet of those tantalyzing tulips, you are 100% correct! i threw on my raincoat and grabbed my kitchen shears and marched right across the street and helped myself to a large bouquet. okay, okay, if i'm being 100% honest, i cut enough to fill both of the vases shown in this post.
am i feeling guilty? yes, a tad. am i sorry i did it? no way! they fill my heart with joy every time my eyes light on them and i rationalize that i saved them from a very early rain and wind-induced death. hopefully, my crime spree is over and i can be a good girl again for a while. but wait! my mind is thinking hhhhm, i'm pretty sure that same house has a gorgeous rose garden in the back yard. uh oh!!
Posted by julie king at 6:57 PM