Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tulips for My Heart

So I was down by the chicken coop when I heard the Fed Ex truck roll up my gravel driveway. The nice Fed Ex lady handed me this long cardboard box:

I had been warned to stay home to receive a Fed Ex delivery, but I was not completely sure what to expect.

Here is what I saw when I opened the box:

This is how they deliver flowers nowadays. No water. A nice vase. A packet of flower-fresh powder to mix into the water. A nice cellophane, raffia and gauze wrapping:

Colorful Spring tulips! Aren't they beautiful??

So I carefully mixed up the water and the contents of the flower-fresh packet, trimmed each stem a little bit to help the flower drink more easily, and then arranged them as best I could in their very nice vase:

My sweet kitty Jessie supervised the whole process, but I didn't get her picture this time. I think she thought I was preparing something good to eat since I was so busy in the kitchen. Given the chance, she would eat these beautiful flowers as a snack!

So these beautiful multi-colored tulips are a Valentine's Day gift from my partner Bob. Thank you Bob, my Sweetie, for bringing Spring into my home a whole month early!

Beautiful Spring Tulips

I Love Tulips!
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

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frugalmom said...

Those are beautiful! The colors are so They make me yearn for spring even more :-)

CaliforniaGrammy said...

The tulips are just beautiful, the colors are just luscious!

What a sweetie that Bob is.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh my goodness, Jen - they are absolutely gorgeous! Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers to bring inside. And all those the purple ones the most, I think. No, wait...maybe I like the red ones with the white tips, definitely the purple. Together, they all are a very clear message of love!
(Nice choice, Bob!) :-)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Ooooh! Such a beautiful breath of Spring. How thoughtful!


Hardware Bob said...

I guess I did good, thanks for the endorsements from all of Jen's loyal blog followers.

She is a special woman and she deserved some advance Springtime cheer. It has been a long dreary and wet Winter around here.

And, yes Farmgirl I was definitely hoping also that the the message was very, very clear.

Happy Valentine's Day to all her friends.

Farmer Jen said...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments.

And thank you again Bob, for the beautiful flowers and especially for your love.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Aw, jeez, you two...get a room!
:-) :-) :-)

Jen's Farmily said...

I love tulips! Okay, I love any flower. Especially in the middle of winter!

Those are beautiful!

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