It's been crazy-cold around here the last few days, yet everywhere you look, there's color. At this time of year, the buds that fill the maple tree outside our front window sport flowers of both pale green and deep purple. When the wind gusts and the sun dances through the branches, the tree looks just magical.
This is the second bouquet of tulips I've bought myself over the last several weeks to introduce a bit of color into the gray palette of February. I love the way they brighten up the house, even when they're in their last days of blooming.