My heart seriously skipped a beat
when I saw this little bit of garden glory:
a fantastic fringed tulip!
I just can’t wrap my head around the fact
that she grew this way from the ground up,
brilliantly rough around the edges
(a so-called imperfection that the rest of us usually try to hide!).
How in the world did Mother Nature arrange this?
I was so taken with this flower’s fabulous fringe
that I barely even noticed her equally stunning
watercolor-like markings.
She is flawless! She is stunning!
I think I’m in love.

Plow & Hearth