Friday, April 16, 2010



Today is the opening day of the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point. About a month ago my friend Vicki said that I should start getting myself ready for a 5k run they were having at Thanksgiving Point - you would run along the trails through the tulips.

This comment from Vicki struck me a little odd because, well, mainly, I don't run. Ever.

She said, "But it would be so beautiful!!!! You should do it."

To which I replied, "I would rather pay the admission fee and leisurely walk along the sidewalks and look at the beautiful tulips." And so I never did do anything to get myself ready to run.

But I do love tulips and although I have said, "This is the year I am going to plant some bulbs!" for the last 12 or so years, I have yet to plant any tulip bulbs at my house. Sad.

I was at Walmart just before Easter and they had little round planters of tulip bulbs for sale. I thought that would be a great way to cheat and finally get some bulbs in my ground. I thought I could just dig a hole big enough to put the ready made grouping in the ground and call it good. So I bought two of them.

I had them sitting on either side of my front door, waiting for a nice day to dig my little holes. And while waiting for a nice day to come, it started to rain and rain and rain. So I moved the planters out in front of my steps to get watered by the rain ... and then a sad thing happened.

I drove into my driveway the other day and noticed that one of the planters had been moved onto my grass. Excuse me? Who did that?

I got out of my car to move it back. And as I approached the pot, I knew right away who had done it ... a deer. Sigh. Well - I couldn't really get mad about it (since I did do a post about liking deer in my yard - here). So, I had spent $8 on a snack for a deer. I guess that's okay. And what's one more year without tulips in my yard?

I'll just have to enjoy them at Thanksgiving Point!

(Before the snack) ............ (After the snack)



  1. My mom and dad always have their tulips eaten by dear...they must taste amazing! Hugs to you. xoxo

  2. poor little hungy-hungy.

  3. Thanks for your comment Polly!
    You must live way up there for deer to eat your tulips! I'm sure they appreciate your generosity! : )

  4. That is hilarious...I love tulips, that I think about it...all flowers have something to love about them! =0)