Last week, I think it was Wednesday, I happened to look out my front window and I noticed that our very first tulip of the year was blooming in the boulevard garden bed. It was morning and I was still busy doing some things around the house, so I took note of the flower and made a mental note to go outside later in the day to take a closer look and perhaps even photograph the flower.
Unfortunately that was not to be.
At some point in the afternoon I looked out the window again and saw that the flower was missing. Someone had picked it – taking the whole stem and all.
I couldn’t believe it! Someone had taken my first tulip. I didn’t even get to enjoy it. Can you believe that?
A lot of young school children walk by our house each day. There’s an elementary school just a few blocks away. I suspect that it was probably a child that took the flower. If it was I’m not that upset. However I still would have liked to have at least taken a closer look at it and perhaps taken that photo.
The tulips shown above grow in the back garden but they aren’t blooming yet. I took that photo last spring.
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