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It's 🌷 season somewhere. Right now that somewhere is Buffalo, NY, my hometown (more or less) and where most of my family still lives. My sister took these gorgeous photos on a walk through Elmwood Village to the local co-op. (Fun Fact: Buffalo hosts the nation's largest neighborhood garden walk, and it's enormous. It's is actually what made me want to start one when I lived in Raleigh!) These photos were a reminder of just how much you can brighten a path with a few stray bulbs, and a welcome inspiration as I am planning a 3-season flower bed.
Growing up in Western NY, come April I would always search for a few things as the signals of the end of winter. Our winters being notoriously brutal, this was a big deal. First were snowdrops, which took a bit of skill to spot, as they would blend in with the layer of melting snow their delicate blooms were popping through. The second, of course, is 🌷. Tulips in every color, every shape and texture, in dense patches colorblocking a yard, or solo blooms brightening a sidewalk. Tulips on Easter. Tulips at the close of a school year. I don't know how to look at a tulip and not feel uplifted.
My sister @jennmojo has a killer artistic eye and I think she nailed it with this mosaic. Don't you agree?