Flora! Illuminated… Day 20

Tulip

Tulip

Barbara Regina Dietzsch. Tulipa (parrot), 1750-1759. Gouache.

The walls, also, seem to be warming themselves.
The tulips should be behind bars like dangerous animals;
They are opening like the mouth of some great African cat,
And I am aware of my heart: it opens and closes
Its bowl of red blooms out of sheer love of me.

–Sylvia Plath

Learn more about the history of the tulip  in the Sterling Morton Library:

The Tulip by Anna Pavord

Tulipomania by Mike Dash

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3 Responses to “Flora! Illuminated… Day 20”


  1. 1 Beverly 01/22/2011 at 12:38 am

    Beautifully inspirational! The video was an added bonus.

  2. 2 Dagmar M. Persons 03/06/2011 at 2:57 pm

    This is just a beautiful series, all of it! What a wonderful idea to combine the flora drawings with poetry, writings, movies, etc. – just gorgeous & exceptional!!!
    The website itself is very nicely done – trtaqhe top banner drawings and the Title treatments. Makes me want to be a part of this creation!
    If you need a volunteer help with this, please ask. I would be honored to help out.
    See my portfolio at http://www.design-n-art.com/portfolio_Dagmar.html


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