the first day of spring gift (x-ray tulip + a haiku)

x-ray of a tulip

photo: brendan fitzpatrick

Yesterday was the first day of spring. We were wandering around in the strangely warm weather, enjoying pure spring, not realizing that it was, technically the first day, until evening. X-rays of flowers by Brendan Fitzpatrick made us think of it.

Daffodils and tulips are up. Cherry trees are in bloom. We found this haiku by Isa: a gift.

Cherry trees:
Contemplating their beauty,
Strangers are like friends. 

X-ray flowers via BoingBoing; Haiku via the lovely book Zen Art for Meditation

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2 Responses to the first day of spring gift (x-ray tulip + a haiku)

  1. Abby Smith 03.22.2012 at 7:25am #

    lovely, thank you

  2. built in fridge 06.01.2012 at 8:30pm #

    This is beautiful! thanks!

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