april 17

04-17-15 "pollen circle"
04-17-15 “pollen circle”

digital photo

Some 20-year-old tulips keep peeking out from under the boxwood and other shrub on either side of the front step every spring. We thought we had dug up all of them years ago, but now we have to admire their pluck and survival skills.

I grabbed this close-up shot of the pistil and stamens, appreciating the color and pattern of the tulip innards.