023/2011 droopy

023/2011 droopy, originally uploaded by rosipaw.

This is the last photo in my weekend tulip theme. Just as well, I chose this theme, as the weather has never changed in the whole week. Just grey, cloudy, and absolutely dreary!

It’s the end of the weekend, which usually seem as short as the life of the cut tulips. Only in 2 1/2 days they start nodding their heads, some of the blooms have opened too much, and pollen is dropping onto the table.

I, too, get this droopy feeling towards Sunday evening when I have to open my school bag, which usually reveals a pile of papers waiting to be marked. Why don’t I deal with them on Friday afternoon before going home, to allow myself to enjoy Sundays to the fullest? Better still, why don’t I allow students to surprise me with something that I’d look forward to reading, instead of the same old boring assignments that motivate no one, it seems?

Any tips on getting tulips to last longer?

4 Responses to “023/2011 droopy”

  1. January 24, 2011 at 02:50

    I don’t care if they’re droopy- they look beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 2 Susan van Gelder
    January 24, 2011 at 23:54

    Tulips don’t seem to last unless they are in the garden – we have to enjoy them briefly.

  3. January 25, 2011 at 08:40

    I thought it was a warm room that made tulips wilt but I could be wrong. Know what you mean about drooping, especially in gloomy weather. Maybe watch a movie with lots of sun in it. Correction should be banned!

  4. January 25, 2011 at 11:27

    You are right, Susan – spring tulips that come up in our garden do last so much longer! And Tania, our houses are quite dry and warm in the winter so that might shorten the already short lives of cut tulips. Good idea about a sunny movie – will get a DVD from the library one evening!

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