In our parish, Father John likes to give flowers out to the people after Great and Holy Friday Vespers and Lamentations. I am usually the one who gets to buy the flowers and this year it was a huge basket full of tulips. I had the hardship (ha!) of keeping the remaining flowers and they are starting to fade, but still look so lovely. I think that tulips look their best just before they die. These were particularly pretty ones that I put in a mason jar in our bathroom. We had flowers in our hotel bathroom on our honeymoon and I thought that was a nice touch. It will be sad to have to toss these!