The first tulips. Although there have already been some non-picking species tulips, these are the first I've cut. Unusually, they are vibrant and deeply coloured - normally the first tulips out are pale, shy, shortish single earlies (although there are two of that type in this bunch). They look lovely with the various narcissi which are still going strong.
Shakespeare repeated very important points three times in his plays, so I'm putting up three photos of this morning's glories just to emphasise how happy these flowers make me.
Sunshine and tulips. I just can't get enough.