Did I ever mention that we like to plant flowers in Fairhope?
These pink tulips are found in a massive bed on the bluff, overlooking Mobile Bay. You can see them as you drive south on South Mobile Street.
Years ago, the tulips planted in this spot were red. I planned on taking my son, who was a toddler at the time, to pose in front of the flowers, wearing his little red sport coat and red bow tie. Unfortunately, it rained that day. When I thought of it the next day, he was napping. The day after that, we had to go to the store.
The next year, he had outgrown the sport coat.
I never got the photo I wanted.
And this time of year, when the tulips reappear, I'm reminded of what a great photo it would have been.
So Moms, get your children dressed up, and make your way to the tulip patch before they are gone. The flowers, that is . . . but then again, the children too.
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