Now and then for a little pick-me-up, I bring home some flowers from the grocery. I’m not a gardener but I do like flowers and a little color in my kitchen here and there sure is nice. Last week I decided on some tulips. So I bought them, brought them home and put them in my favorite blue and white pot. They were jaunty and uplifting. I enjoyed them.
But then about four days after I brought them home, I came down to the kitchen in the morning to make my coffee and only two of the tulips had any petals left. The rest of them had dropped them off during the night and they lay in a heap on the counter.
Not to let that discourage me, I took them outside and tried to make the most of them.