Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Tulips Are Gone...

Purple Tulips

I think it is so sad that the tulip blooms die very quickly in Iowa.

Purple Tulips

We had a brief but glorious display in our garden, but it seemed they were gone in only a few days. 

Purple Tulips

I'm not sure if it was the unseasonably cold and wet spring we are having, or that tulips are just brief bloomers.

Purple Tulips

Either way, they were beautiful and I love to capture them in my sketchbook.  I have pages and pages filled with my various interpretations of tulips. This one was done in watercolor pencil over an acrylic background.

Purple Tulips

Remember to make the most of every minute you have.  
Enjoy your day and thanks for checking in. xx