One of the rites of Spring in and near Seattle is to visit the tulip fields of Skagit. It’s a lovely thing, to see acres and acres of blooms after a grey and cold winter and I didn’t realize how much I missed it till I saw tulips at the Albuquerque botanical garden yesterday.
Sometimes the tall poppy (or tall tulip in this case) doesn’t get its head chopped off.
Close up, the inside of a tulip is a work of art.
This is my favorite shot of the ones I took, because I’ve been learning how to focus the front and defocus the back of a shot, and it mostly works here.
A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different.