The tulips fold themselves in half when the heads get too heavy for the stems to hold up. They haven't lost any petals or shriveled up; just this folding like a heavy sigh. Meanwhile the slow-to-emerge amaryllis is racing ahead and even has a new little shoot from one of the far edges of the bulb.
I rescue the droopy blooms and stand them in little bud vases, where they still smell sweet while being cut flowers. This afternoon P and I drove downtown to do many errands including stopping at the Y to work out. When we passed the cow field at the end of the road there was a low-lying cloud stretched in front of the mountains like a canopy over the wet cows. One of our errands was to Tops to buy new boots for me, an xmas gift from P. We ran into D and H at Tops, and H had just spotted the same boots. They are yummy!