Friends have sometimes complained that I do not take enough pictures of living things. It is true that I try to find beauty in things that are broken or breaking apart, and perhaps even some of my Spring pictures may appear more Fall-ish in appearance (as may be the case with the ones below). However, I hope you have seen enough lovely living flower pictures on this blog recently to help me descry the charge, at least a little bit The flowers in this post were all in beds right next to one another. And, I really do love tulips, which are just beginning to come up in full force here in St. Louis. So, buckle your seat belts, dear readers!